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Clinical drug component RXCUI

Data Element ID: DE328
Name: Clinical drug component RXCUI
Version: Hospital Version 1.2
Data Element ISO Name: Product-Drug component_RXCUI,CD
Definition: The RxNorm concept unique identifer for the clinical drug or substance involved in the event.
Question: Clinical drug component 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.
Clinical drug component RXCUI: An RxNorm concept unique identifier for a clinical drug. A clinical drug is a pharmaceutical product given to (or taken by) a patient with a therapeutic or diagnostic intent. In RxNorm, the name of a clinical drug combines its ingredients, strengths, and/or form.
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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