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Type of HAI

Data Element ID: DE234
Name: Type of HAI
Version: Hospital Version 1.1, Hospital Version 1.2
Data Element ISO Name: HAI-Type,CD
Definition: Determination of what type of HAI is being reported.
Question: What type of HAI is being reported?
Multiple Choice: No
Form Name: Healthcare-associated Infection
Setting: Hospitals, including outpatient pharmacies and outpatient departments located within the hospital
Comments: None defined at this time
Description of Change: Added 186431008 (e) "Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) - gastrointestinal system infection" to the answer value set;
Changed 68566005 (c) from "Urinary tract infection (UTI)" to "Urinary tract infection" in the answer value set
Go-To Logic: Refer to Common Formats Flow Charts
Guide For Use: For a definition of 1) primary bloodstream infection (BSI); 2) pneumonia; 3) urinary tract infection; surgical site infection (SSI); and Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) - gastrointestinal system infection, see the corresponding section in the NHSN Manual.
Format: N/A
HL7 Data Type: Concept Descriptor (CD)
Data Type: Character
Maximum Length: 9
Answer Code Answer ID Answer Value Code System Code System Name
431193003 a Primary bloodstream infection (BSI) 2.16.840.1.113883.6.96 SNOMED CT
233604007 b Pneumonia 2.16.840.1.113883.6.96 SNOMED CT
68566005 c Urinary tract infection 2.16.840.1.113883.6.96 SNOMED CT
433202001 d Surgical site infection (SSI) 2.16.840.1.113883.6.96 SNOMED CT
186431008 e Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) - gastrointestinal system infection 2.16.840.1.113883.6.96 SNOMED CT
A1077 f Other type of infection (not involving surgical site) that developed during admission 2.16.840.1.113883. 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: CDC NHSN Manual





Rationale for Change: Answer Value clarification
Administrative Status: Final
Administrative Status Date: 04/03/2012
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