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Description of substance event


Data Element ID: DE288
Name: Description of substance event
Version: Hospital Version 1.1, Hospital Version 1.2
Data Element ISO Name: Event_Medication-Description,CD
Definition: The characteristic of the medication/substance event.
Question: Which of the following best characterizes the event?
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 A1257 (a) from "Incorrect action (process failure or error) (e.g., such as administering overdose or incorrect medication, and other medication errors)" to "Incorrect action (process failure or error) (e.g., such as administering overdose or incorrect medication)" in the answer value set
Go-To Logic: Refer to Common Formats Flow Charts
Guide For Use: Select 'Incorrect action (process failure or error) (e.g., administering overdose or incorrect medication, and other medication errors)' only if the concern involved an incident or near miss.
Select Unsafe condition only if the concern did not involve an incident or near miss.
Examples of unsafe conditions in the context of the Medication or Other Substance Common Formats include an expired or deteriorated substance found on routine inspection, or dangerously similar packaging or labeling for two different products.
An Adverse reaction in patient to the administered substance without any apparent incorrect action may be an unwanted side effect. It is not necessarily a patient safety event. In the absence of any identified incorrect action, the Medication or Other Substance Common Formats do not specify further inquiry at this point regarding such an occurrence. If, in the future, an incorrect action or process failure becomes evident, inquiry may be resumed.
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
A1257 a Incorrect action (process failure or error) (e.g., such as administering overdose or incorrect medication) 2.16.840.1.113883.3.263.1.12 AHRQ Common Formats
A1260 b Unsafe condition 2.16.840.1.113883.3.263.1.12 AHRQ Common Formats
A1263 c Adverse reaction in patient to the administered substance without any apparent incorrect action 2.16.840.1.113883.3.263.1.12 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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