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Location (area of occurrence) of event or unsafe condition


Data Element ID: DE78
Name: Location (area of occurrence) of event or unsafe condition
Version: Hospital Version 1.1, Hospital Version 1.2
Data Element ISO Name: Event or unsafe condition-Location,CD
Definition: Determination of where the event occurred, or if an unsafe condition, where it existed.
Question: Where did the event occur, or, if an unsafe condition, where does it exist?
Multiple Choice: No
Form Name: Summary of Initial Report (SIR)
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 "500" to "2000."
CDC Healthcare Service Locations (hsLoc) code system is now a valid code set for this data element.
Go-To Logic: Refer to Common Formats Flow Charts
Guide For Use: CDC Location Codes map to AHRQ Common Formats location codes:
CDC Location Codes 1038-9, 1051-2 thru 1057-9, 1060-3 thru 1086-8, 1099-1 thru 1105-6, 1164-3, 1165-0, 1171-8, 1205-4, 1208-8 thru 1211-2, 1212-0, 1214-6 thru 1218-7, 1226-0 thru 1232-8, 1234-4 thru 1236-9, 1254-2 thru 1260-9, and 1277-8 map to AHRQ Common Formats A249 "Inpatient general care area (e.g., medical/surgical unit)"
CDC Location Codes 1025-6 thru 1035-5, 1039-7 thru 1049-6, 1091-8 thru 1093-4, 1198-1, 1211-2, 1213-8, 1223-7 thru 1225-2, and 1233-6 map to AHRQ Common Formats A252 "Special care area (e.g., ICU, CCU, NICU)"
CDC Location Codes 1058-7 and 1059-5 map to AHRQ Common Formats A255 "Labor & Delivery"
CDC Location 1005-8, 1007-4, 1020-7, 1095-9 thru 1097-5, 1166-8 thru 1169-2, and 1203-9 map to AHRQ Common Formats A258 "Operating room or procedure area (e.g., cardiac catheter lab, endoscopy area), including PACU or recovery area"
CDC Location Codes 1008-2 and 1175-9 map to AHRQ Common Formats A261 "Radiology/imaging department, including onsite mobile units"
CDC Location Code 1179-1 maps to AHRQ Common Formats A264 "Pharmacy"
CDC Location Codes 1010-8 thru 1016-5, and 1185-8 map to AHRQ Common Formats A267 "Laboratory, including pathology department and blood bank"
CDC Location Codes 1108-0 and 1109-8 map to AHRQ Common Formats A270 "Emergency Department"
CDC Location 1019-9, 1106-4, 1147-8, 1178-3, 1180-9 thru 1184-1, 1186-6, 1187-4, 1189-0, 1190-8, 1206-2, 1207-0, and 1261-7 map to AHRQ Common Formats A273 "Other area within the facility"
CDC Location 1009-0, 1017-3, 1018-1, 1110-6 thru 1146-0, 1148-6 thru 1162-7, 1170-0, 1200-5, 1202-1, and 1251-8 map to AHRQ Common Formats A276 "Outpatient Care Area"
CDC Location Code 1188-2 maps to AHRQ Common Formats A279 "Outside Area (i.e., grounds of this facility)"
CDC Location 1021-5, 1170-0, 1172-6, 1174-2, 1176-7, 1192-4 thru 1196-5, 1204-7, 1250-0, and 1262-1 map to AHRQ Common Formats A66 "Other: Please specify"
Format: N/A
HL7 Data Type: Concept Descriptor (CD)
Data Type: Character
Maximum Length: 4 (2000 for free text associated with 'Other: Please specify' response.)
Answer Code Answer ID Answer Value Code System Code System Name
A249 a Inpatient general care area (e.g., medical/ surgical unit) 2.16.840.1.113883.3.263.1.12 AHRQ Common Formats
A252 b Special care area (e.g., ICU, CCU, NICU) 2.16.840.1.113883.3.263.1.12 AHRQ Common Formats
A255 c Labor and delivery 2.16.840.1.113883.3.263.1.12 AHRQ Common Formats
A258 d Operating room or procedure area (e.g., cardiac catheter lab, endoscopy area), including PACU or recovery area 2.16.840.1.113883.3.263.1.12 AHRQ Common Formats
A261 e Radiology/ imaging department, including onsite mobile units 2.16.840.1.113883.3.263.1.12 AHRQ Common Formats
A264 f Pharmacy 2.16.840.1.113883.3.263.1.12 AHRQ Common Formats
A267 g Laboratory, including pathology department and blood bank 2.16.840.1.113883.3.263.1.12 AHRQ Common Formats
A270 h Emergency department 2.16.840.1.113883.3.263.1.12 AHRQ Common Formats
A273 i Other area within the facility 2.16.840.1.113883.3.263.1.12 AHRQ Common Formats
A276 j Outpatient care area 2.16.840.1.113883.3.263.1.12 AHRQ Common Formats
A279 k Outside area (i.e., grounds of this facility) 2.16.840.1.113883.3.263.1.12 AHRQ Common Formats
UNK l Unknown 2.16.840.1.113883.5.1008 HL7 NullFlavor
A66 m Other: Please specify 2.16.840.1.113883.3.263.1.12 AHRQ Common Formats
Effective Date: 03/31/2010
Until Date: - -
Update Date: 04/24/2013
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: 04/03/2012
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