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ASA documented class


Data Element ID: DE459
Name: ASA documented class
Version: Hospital Version 1.1, Hospital Version 1.2
Data Element ISO Name: Patient-ASA class_documented,CD
Definition: Determination of the patient's documented American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Physical Classification System class.
Question: What was the patient's documented American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Physical Classification System class?
Multiple Choice: No
Form Name: Surgery or Anesthesia
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: Enter the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Physical Classification System class assignment as documented in the medical record prior to the procedure. The class assignment is frequently found in a designated space on the anesthesia record.
Enter the class number as it appears in the record. If no class was assigned, select choice 'f'. Do not attempt to apply the ASA's class descriptions retrospectively.
If the documented ASA class is 6, the 'Surgery or Anesthesia' questions do not apply.
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
413495001 a Class 1 2.16.840.1.113883.6.96 SNOMED CT
413496000 b Class 2 2.16.840.1.113883.6.96 SNOMED CT
413497009 c Class 3 2.16.840.1.113883.6.96 SNOMED CT
413498004 d Class 4 2.16.840.1.113883.6.96 SNOMED CT
413499007 e Class 5 2.16.840.1.113883.6.96 SNOMED CT
A1908 f ASA classification was not documented 2.16.840.1.113883.3.263.1.12 AHRQ Common Formats
Effective Date: 03/31/2010
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: For your information, the ASA classes are described here:

http://www.asahq.org/clinical/physicalstatus.htm Exit Disclaimer
Rationale for Change: N/A
Administrative Status: Final
Administrative Status Date: 03/31/2010
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