THIS IS OUTDATED. All documentation is now on the github wiki. Please refer there or to the CDM working group for more information
The CDM is designed to include all observational health data elements (experiences of the patient receiving health care) that are relevant for analysis use cases to support the generation of reliable scientific evidence about disease natural history, healthcare delivery, effects of medical interventions, the identification of demographic information, health care interventions and outcomes.
Therefore, the CDM is designed to store observational data to allow for research, under the following principles: