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PROVIDER table

The PROVIDER table contains a list of uniquely identified healthcare providers. These are individuals providing hands-on healthcare to patients, such as physicians, nurses, midwives, physical therapists etc.

FieldRequiredTypeDescription
provider_idYesintegerA unique identifier for each Provider.
provider_nameNovarchar(50)A description of the Provider.
npiNovarchar(20)The National Provider Identifier (NPI) of the provider.
deaNovarchar(20)The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) number of the provider.
specialty_concept_idNointegerA foreign key to a Standard Specialty Concept ID in the Standardized Vocabularies.
care_site_idNointegerA foreign key to the main Care Site where the provider is practicing.
year_of_birthNointegerThe year of birth of the Provider.
gender_concept_idNointegerThe gender of the Provider.
provider_source_valueNovarchar(50)The identifier used for the Provider in the source data, stored here for reference.
specialty_source_valueNovarchar(50)The source code for the Provider specialty as it appears in the source data, stored here for reference.
specialty_source_concept_idNointegerA foreign key to a Concept that refers to the code used in the source.
gender_source_valueNovarchar(50)The gender code for the Provider as it appears in the source data, stored here for reference.
gender_source_concept_idNointegerA foreign key to a Concept that refers to the code used in the source.

Conventions

  • Many sources do not make a distinction between individual and institutional providers. The PROVIDER table contains the individual providers.
  • If the source, instead of uniquely identifying individual providers, only provides limited information such as specialty, generic or “pooled” Provider records are listed in the PROVIDER table.
  • A single Provider cannot be listed twice (be duplicated) in the table. If a Provider has more than one Specialty, the main or most often exerted specialty should be recorded.
  • Valid Specialty Concepts belong to the 'Specialty' domain.
  • The care_site_id represent a fixed relationship between a Provider and her main Care Site. Providers are also linked to Care Sites through Condition, Procedure and Visit records.
documentation/cdm/provider.txt · Last modified: 2014/12/05 21:03 by cgreich