CRANE Data Dictionary

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This document (above) provides information on all data items collected by the CRANE Database.

Last updated March 2021:

  • The Database now offers drop down menus on the ‘Syndromes’ tab, to allow the recording of a syndrome or congenital abnormality for consented cases. You can selected the most frequently occurring syndromes in the CRANE Database and there is an ‘other’ option too, where free text can be entered. This change will enhance CRANE analyses of outcomes among children with additional diagnoses, and enable better reporting of the frequency of certain syndromes among the cleft population.
  • The Database collects information on ethnic group from the 1 April 2021. In line with the mandatory recording of ethnicity within National Clinical Databases. In response to one of the eight key actions set out in July 2020 as part of the NHS response to COVID-19. To help clinicians, provider organisations and commissioners understand and address health inequality.

The data collected by the CRANE Database is also detailed in ​​​​CRANE Data Collection Forms on: Patient registration (Form 1) and outcomes (Form 2). These are available to download below.

Download Form 1 – Patient registration

Download Form 2 – Outcomes

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