Standardising the information collected would take recorders towards a common data model. Standardising format and categories would complete such a model.
Standardising involves agreement on how to name the full range of different pieces of information that recorders might collect, such as ‘perpetrators’, ‘status’, ‘location of incident’, and defining which pieces of information are essential and which should be optional. Setting the limits of the field in terms of the minimum and ideal standard of information that casualty recorders collect could pave the way towards the goal of defining and developing casualty recording as a recognised field of work.
DEFINITION AND CATEGORISATION IN CASUALTY RECORDING, pp. 33-34