Country-of-Birth and Ethnicity in Clinical

 

A patient's country of birth and ethnicity can be recorded via the Pt Details tab of the patient's record. The following procedure for recording a patient's country of birth and/or ethnicity is shown from the perspective of having already opened the patient's record, although it is also possible to record this information from the front screen of MedicalDirector Clinical when creating a new patient record, or editing an existing record.

The 'Country of Birth' and 'Ethnicity' data in MedicalDirector Clinical was obtained from the Australia Bureau of Statistics (ABS):

o       Country: 1269.0 - Standard Australian Classification of Countries (SACC), 2011

o       Ethnicity: 1249.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Cultural and Ethnic Groups (ASCCEG), 2011

 

Details of the subset of data available to MedicalDirector Clinical can be found here:

o       Country-of-Birth Codes

o       Ethnicity Codes

 

 


Recording a Patient's Country of Birth

1.     From within the patient's Clinical Window, either:

o       Select Patient > Details, or

o       Type Ctrl+D, or

o       Double-click any demographic field displayed at the top of the patient's Clinical Window.

 

2.     The Patient Details window appears.

 

3.     Select the Personal Details tab.

4.     The Country of Birth can be selected via the associated drop-down menu, as shown following.


 

5.     (optional) For patients whose Country of Birth is other than Australia, indicate also the year in which they arrived in Australia.

 

 


Recording a Patient's Ethnicity

1.     From within the patient's Clinical Window, either:

o       Select Patient > Details, or

o       Type Ctrl+D, or

o       Double-click any demographic field displayed at the top of the patient's Clinical Window.

 

2.     The Patient Details window appears.

 

3.     Ensure you have selected the Pt Details tab (displayed by default).

4.     To indicate the patient's ethnicity, locate the Ethnicity field, and click the associated button. Note that you cannot free-type into this field.

 

5.     The Select Ethnicity window appears.

o       Indicate the patient's ethnicity by ticking one or more of the check boxes. In the following example, the user has navigated to the 'Australian' option within Oceanian > Australian Peoples set. However they could have easily selected 'Australian' from the Most Commonly Used section; this section is populated with the top-10 most used ethnicities from your patient database.

 

o       Alternatively, you can search for a specific ethnicity by typing into the search field provided. In the example following, ethnicities beginning with the word "europe" are being searched for, and the 3rd of 13 results is currently displayed. Click the and buttons to navigate through the list of search results.

 

 

6.     Click when you are ready to continue. The patient details window is populated with the options you selected. Once you are satisfied with the selection(s), click on the Patient Details window to confirm.