Spanish Words in the Chief Complaint and Discharge Diagnosis Fields
Spanish words have been detected in the chief complaint and discharge diagnosis fields. The CCDD field is helpful for detecting Spanish words that indicate healthcare services are being used or that people say when describing symptoms to a healthcare provider.
The top Spanish words used are fiebre, y, tos, dolor, de, gripe, gripa, and vomito. Currently, Spanish words are not being binned into English word syndromes. By binning these Spanish words, the quality of information contained in our syndromes will improve.