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Type of medication involved

Data Element ID: DE273
Name: Type of medication involved
Version: Hospital Version 1.1, Hospital Version 1.2
Data Element ISO Name: Medication-Type,CD
Definition: The type of medication involved in the event.
Question: What type of medication?
Multiple Choice: No
Form Name: Medication or Other Substance
Setting: Hospitals, including outpatient pharmacies and outpatient departments located within the hospital
Comments: None defined at this time
Description of Change: Changed A1218 (a) from "Prescription or over-the-counter" to "Prescription or over-the-counter (including herbal supplements)", A1221 (b) from "Compounded preparation" to "Compounded preparations", and A1224 (c) from "Investigational drug" to "Investigational drugs" in the answer value set
Go-To Logic: Refer to Common Formats Flow Charts
Guide For Use: Prescription or over-the-counter medications are available commercially in final form.
Compounded preparations require the intercession of an authorized compounder and are not available off the shelf. They are prepared by mixing two or more drugs or compounds, thus the name.
Investigational drugs, as used here, are drugs that have not yet been approved for marketing by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are not freely available to the public. They are available only as part of a clinical trial, for emergency use, or for serious or life-threatening conditions prior to completion of final clinical work and FDA review.
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
A1218 a Prescription or over-the-counter (including herbal supplements) 2.16.840.1.113883. AHRQ Common Formats
A1221 b Compounded preparations 2.16.840.1.113883. AHRQ Common Formats
A1224 c Investigational drugs 2.16.840.1.113883. AHRQ Common Formats
UNK d Unknown 2.16.840.1.113883.5.1008 HL7 NullFlavor
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: Answer Value clarification
Administrative Status: Final
Administrative Status Date: 04/03/2012
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