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Event discovery date/time (time)

Data Element ID: DE9
Name: Event discovery date/time (time)
Version: Hospital Version 1.1, Hospital Version 1.2
Data Element ISO Name: Event-Date/time_Discovery,TS
Definition: The hour and minute the event (incident or near miss) was discovered.
Question: Event Discovery Time:
Multiple Choice: No
Form Name: Healthcare Event Reporting Form (HERF)
Setting: Hospitals, including outpatient pharmacies and outpatient departments located within the hospital
Comments: None defined at this time
Description of Change: Changed the Data Element Name from "Event discovery date" to "Event discovery date/time";
Changed the Definition from "The month, day and year the event (incident or near miss) was discovered." to "The month, day, year, and time the event (incident or near miss) was discovered.";
Changed the Data Element Question from "Event Discovery Date:" to "Event Discovery Date/Time:"
Go-To Logic: Refer to Common Formats Flow Charts
Guide For Use: Answer this question only if you are reporting an incident or a near miss.
Enter the time the incident was discovered or the near miss was recognized, if you know it. If you do not know the time of discovery, and cannot estimate it, select 'Unknown'.
Format: Refer to Common Formats Technical Specifications - Appendix A: Resource Workbook (Validation Tab)
HL7 Data Type: Point in Time (TS)
Data Type: Date/Time
Maximum Length: 24
Answer Code Answer ID Answer Value Code System Code System Name
UNK Unknown 2.16.840.1.113883.5.1008 HL7 NullFlavor
Effective Date: 03/31/2010
Until Date: - -
Update Date: 04/03/2012
Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Submitting Organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Date of Submission: - -
Responsible Organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Creator: Amy Helwig, MD, MS
Data Steward: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
References: No specific reference at this time
Rationale for Change: Added specificity to account for event discovery time
Administrative Status: Final
Administrative Status Date: 04/03/2012
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