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Patient name


Data Element ID: DE46
Name: Patient name
Version: Hospital Version 1.1, Hospital Version 1.2
Data Element ISO Name: Patient-Name,PN
Definition: Documentation of the patient's first, middle and last name.
Question: Patient's Name:
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 Question from "Patient's Name: First, Middle, Last" to "Patient's Name:"
Go-To Logic: Refer to Common Formats Flow Charts
Guide For Use: Answer this question only if you are reporting an incident.
Enter the patient's first, middle and last names.
If you do not know the patient's full name, enter what you do know.
This information is not transmitted to the Network of Patient Safety Databases (NPSD).
Format: N/A
HL7 Data Type: Person Name (PN)
Data Type: Character
Maximum Length: 100
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: Data Element Question clarification
Administrative Status: Final
Administrative Status Date: 04/03/2012
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