Hi Lise,

We don't do across programs. Our analysis is always per program. So, you
can go ahead and use the same dataelement in multiple programs.

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Abyot A. Gizaw.
Senior Engineer, DHIS2
University of Oslo
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On Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 8:59 AM, GROUT, Lise <gro...@who.int> wrote:

> Dear users,
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> Hope you are fine.
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> I am just looking for confirmation. I created a data element
> “classification” = new case/recurrent case (this actually applies to
> several data element, but let’s take this one as an example). As this
> question is common to different diseases at admission (to know if it is the
> first episode of the disease or not), I first used this same data element
> in this different disease-specific programs.
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> But now I need confirmation that, in the analytical part, the aggregation
> is based on the couple program/data element, i.e. that I will be able to
> retrieve the number of new cases of disease A and the number of new cases
> of disease B separately.
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> Can you advise if it is wiser to create one data element by program or if
> I can use the same data element across different program. I will never have
> to sum the new cases across different programs. But I wanted to reduce the
> multiplication of data elements.
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> Thanks in advance,
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> Lise.
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> Dr. Lise Grout
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> *Epidemiologist*
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