An understanding of the NCIS coding schema is recommended for anyone involved in using the data contained in the NCIS for any kind of research or reporting or for anyone involved in coding data.
The Explanatory Notes provide a good background. For more detailed information about all data fields and their application, please consult the NCIS Coding Manual, Data Dictionary and Pharmaceutical Substance for Human Use (PSHU) documentation.
NCIS Coding Manual
The NCIS Coding Manual is a reference for those responsible for data entry into the NCIS. The manual provides guidance and advice on common data fields and coding scenarios. It also contains specific advice on typical external cause scenarios as well as hints on how to breakdown common scenarios for consistent coding.
NCIS Data Dictionary
The NCIS Data Dictionary is a reference manual for persons involved in the entry, use and analysis of information contained in the NCIS Codeset. It is a comprehensive list of all data fields available in the NCIS with definitions and applications.
NCIS Pharmaceutical Substance for Human Use Codeset
This is a listing of drugs which are included in the Pharmaceutical Substance for Human Use (PSHU) Codeset. To allow for easier maintenance and revision this codeset is stored separately to the NCIS Data Dictionary.
The PSHU List is an alphabetical listing of all drugs which are included in the PSHU Codeset.
The PSHU List Including Metabolities is a listing of all drugs which are included in the PSHU Codeset, grouped by drug class, category and parent drug. It also includes information about associated metabolites.
The PSHU Full Codeset is a spreadsheet which provides different views of the PSHU Codeset. These views include the codeset ordered by class, category, parent drug, a comparison of the 2014 and 2018 versions and explanatory notes.