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RXCUI ingredient


Data Element ID: DE319
Name: RXCUI ingredient
Version: Hospital Version 1.2
Data Element ISO Name: Product-Ingredient_RXCUI,CD
Definition: The RxNorm concept unique identifier for the ingredient, for the clinical drug or substance involved in the event.
Question: Ingredient RXCUI (if known)
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: N/A
Go-To Logic: Refer to Common Formats Flow Charts
Guide For Use: RxNorm concept unique identifier (RXCUI): This RXCUI always designates the same concept, no matter the form of the name and no matter in what table it is found. Drugs whose names map to the same RXCUI are taken to be the same drug, identical as to ingredients, strengths, and dose forms. Conversely, drugs that differ in any of these particulars are conceptually distinct and will have different RXCUIs.
RXCUI ingredient: RxNorm concept unique identifier for a compound or moiety that gives the drug its distinctive clinical properties. The preferred name is usually the USAN name.
Format: Refer to Common Formats Technical Specifications - Appendix A: Resource Workbook (Validation Tab)
HL7 Data Type: Concept Descriptor (CD)
Data Type: Numeric
Maximum Length: 8
Answer Code Answer ID Answer Value Code System Code System Name
Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable
Effective Date: 04/03/2012
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: Responses to this question are values from the RxNORM Code System (Code System OID: 2.16.840.1.113883.6.88)
Rationale for Change: N/A
Administrative Status: Final
Administrative Status Date: 04/03/2012
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