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Description of event or unsafe condition


Data Element ID: DE15
Name: Description of event or unsafe condition
Version: Hospital Version 1.1, Hospital Version 1.2
Data Element ISO Name: Event or unsafe condition-Description,ED
Definition: Description of the event that occurred or unsafe condition that exists.
Question: Briefly describe the event that occurred or unsafe condition:
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 Maximum Length of characters for free text from "1000" to "2000"
Go-To Logic: Refer to Common Formats Flow Charts
Guide For Use: Describe the specifics of the incident, near miss or unsafe condition in your own words, as best you know them at this time. There will be an opportunity to supplement this information as more details become known.
This information is not transmitted to the Network of Patient Safety Databases (NPSD).
Format: N/A
HL7 Data Type: Encapsulated Data (ED)
Data Type: Character
Maximum Length: 2000
Answer Code Answer ID Answer Value Code System Code System Name
Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable
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: Increased narrative field size to accommodate more information
Administrative Status: Final
Administrative Status Date: 03/31/2010
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