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Type of device


Data Element ID: DE141
Name: Type of device
Version: Hospital Version 1.1, Hospital Version 1.2
Data Element ISO Name: Event_Device-Type,CD
Definition: The type of device involved in the event.
Question: What type of device was involved in the event or unsafe condition?
Multiple Choice: No
Form Name: Device or Medical/Surgical Supply, including Health Information Technology (HIT)
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 "What type of device was involved in the event?" to "What type of device was involved in the event or unsafe condition?";
Changed A741 (a) from "Implantable device (e.g., device intended to be inserted into, and remain permanently in, tissue)" to "Implantable device (i.e., device intended to be inserted into, and remain permanently in, tissue)", A744 (b) from "Medical equipment (e.g., non-implantable device)" to "Medical equipment (e.g., walker, hearing aid)", and A747 (c) from "Medical/surgical supply, including disposable product" to "Medical/surgical supply, including disposable product (e.g., incontinence supply)" in the answer value set;
Added A2310 (d) "HIT device" to the answer value set
Go-To Logic: Refer to Common Formats Flow Charts
Guide For Use: An 'Implantable device' is a device that is intended to be inserted into, and remain permanently in, tissue.
'Non-implantable devices' are types of 'Medical equipment'.
An 'HIT device' includes hardware or software that is used to electronically create, maintain, analyze, store, or receive information to aid in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease and that is not an integral part of (1) an implantable device or (2) an item of medical equipment.
Format: N/A
HL7 Data Type: Concept Descriptor (CD)
Data Type: Character
Maximum Length: 5
Answer Code Answer ID Answer Value Code System Code System Name
A741 a Implantable device (i.e., device intended to be inserted into, and remain permanently in, tissue) 2.16.840.1.113883.3.263.1.12 AHRQ Common Formats
A744 b Medical equipment (e.g., walker, hearing aid) 2.16.840.1.113883.3.263.1.12 AHRQ Common Formats
A747 c Medical/surgical supply, including disposable product (e.g., incontinence supply) 2.16.840.1.113883.3.263.1.12 AHRQ Common Formats
A2310 d HIT device 2.16.840.1.113883.3.263.1.12 AHRQ Common Formats
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;
Answer Value clarification;
Increased narrative field size to accommodate more information
Administrative Status: Final
Administrative Status Date: 04/03/2012
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