|Type of Request
|Simple Counts (the answer is a number).
||How many patients with asthma in calendar year 2007 had an emergency department visit at BMC? How many patients with pneumonia were admitted to the MICU in 2007?
||< 1 hour/no charge. Not all counts will be no charge.
|Complex count (the answer is a number, but selection criteria are complex).
||How many adult inpatients developed nosocomial pneumonia in CY2007?
||1-<2 hours (~$60)
|Simple dataset generated based on few clear criteria or list provided by investigator (the answer is a dataset).
||Please provide a complete medication list for 100 patients (list provided by researcher). Please provide a list of patients with cholesterol >240 mg/dl who were seen in the primary care clinic in 2007.
||2-3 hours ($120-$180)
|More complex dataset and source of data in the warehouse (the answer is a dataset).
||Please provide results for 20 specified laboratory tests and complete problem lists for a list of patients.
||8-12 hours ($480-$720)
|Exploration and definition of a dataset with uncertain properties (the answer is a dataset, after several iterations to better define sample selection criteria and exploration of free text fields).
||Please identify patients who are pregnant and have cervical smears showing cervical intraepithelial neoplasia II and have had a generalized seizure.
||40 hours or more (>$2400)