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Type of retained object

Data Element ID: DE498
Name: Type of retained object
Version: Hospital Version 1.1, Hospital Version 1.2
Data Element ISO Name: Object_Retained-Type,CD
Definition: Determination of the type of object retained.
Question: What type of object was retained?
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: Changed A2121 (b) from "Needle" to "Needle (includes needle fragment or microneedle)" in the answer value set;
Changed Maximum Length of characters from "500" to "2000"
Go-To Logic: Refer to Common Formats Flow Charts
Guide For Use: Select the type of object that was unintentionally retained. If the type of object that was unintentionally retained is not listed, select 'Other' and specify the type.
If more than one type of object was retained during the procedure, select 'Other' and specify the types.
Format: N/A
HL7 Data Type: Concept Descriptor (CD)
Data Type: Character
Maximum Length: 5 (2000 for free text associated with 'Other: Please specify' response.)
Answer Code Answer ID Answer Value Code System Code System Name
A2118 a Sponge 2.16.840.1.113883. AHRQ Common Formats
A2121 b Needle (includes needle fragment or microneedle) 2.16.840.1.113883. AHRQ Common Formats
A2124 c Towel 2.16.840.1.113883. AHRQ Common Formats
A2127 d Whole instrument (e.g., clamp) 2.16.840.1.113883. AHRQ Common Formats
A2130 e Instrument fragment 2.16.840.1.113883. AHRQ Common Formats
A66 f Other: Please specify 2.16.840.1.113883. AHRQ Common Formats
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;
Increased narrative field size to accommodate more information
Administrative Status: Final
Administrative Status Date: 04/03/2012
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