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Unassisted or assisted fall

Data Element ID: DE192
Name: Unassisted or assisted fall
Version: Hospital Version 1.1, Hospital Version 1.2
Data Element ISO Name: Fall-Type,CD
Definition: Determination if the fall was unassisted or assisted
Question: Was the fall unassisted or assisted?
Multiple Choice: No
Form Name: Fall
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: An assisted fall occurs when the patient begins to fall, is assisted by another person, but nevertheless reaches the ground or other unintended surface. An assisted fall is an incident and not a near miss, since the patient is not prevented from reaching the ground or unintended surface.
Format: N/A
HL7 Data Type: Concept Descriptor (CD)
Data Type: Character
Maximum Length: 4
Answer Code Answer ID Answer Value Code System Code System Name
A867 a Unassisted 2.16.840.1.113883. AHRQ Common Formats
A870 b Assisted 2.16.840.1.113883. AHRQ Common Formats
UNK c 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: No specific reference at this time
Rationale for Change: N/A
Administrative Status: Final
Administrative Status Date: 03/31/2010
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