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Patient race


Data Element ID: DE51
Name: Patient race
Version: Hospital Version 1.1, Hospital Version 1.2
Data Element ISO Name: Patient-Race,CD
Definition: Patient race
Question: What is the patient's race?
Multiple Choice: No
Form Name: Patient Information Form (PIF)
Setting: Hospitals, including outpatient pharmacies and outpatient departments located within the hospital
Comments: None defined at this time
Description of Change: N/A
Go-To Logic: Refer to Common Formats Flow Charts
Guide For Use: Answer this question only if you are reporting an incident.
Select only one answer. (Select 'More than one race' if the patient is of more than one race.)
'American Indian or Alaska Native' means a person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.
'Asian' means a person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.
'Black or African American' means a person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa.
'Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander' means a person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
'White' means a person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.
Format: N/A
HL7 Data Type: Concept Descriptor (CD)
Data Type: Character
Maximum Length: 6
Answer Code Answer ID Answer Value Code System Code System Name
1002-5 a American Indian or Alaska Native 2.16.840.1.113883.6.238 CDC Race and Ethnicity
2028-9 b Asian 2.16.840.1.113883.6.238 CDC Race and Ethnicity
2054-5 c Black or African American 2.16.840.1.113883.6.238 CDC Race and Ethnicity
2076-8 d Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2.16.840.1.113883.6.238 CDC Race and Ethnicity
2106-3 e White 2.16.840.1.113883.6.238 CDC Race and Ethnicity
A153 f More than one race 2.16.840.1.113883.3.263.1.12 AHRQ Common Formats
UNK g Unknown 2.16.840.1.113883.5.1008 HL7 NullFlavor
Effective Date: 03/31/2010
Until Date: - -
Update Date: - -
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: OMB Standards for Data on Race and Ethnicity
http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/fedreg_1997standards
Rationale for Change: N/A
Administrative Status: Final
Administrative Status Date: 03/31/2010
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