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Characterization of anesthesia event

Data Element ID: DE522
Name: Characterization of anesthesia event
Version: Hospital Version 1.1, Hospital Version 1.2
Data Element ISO Name: Event_Anesthesia-Characteristic,CD
Definition: Determination of what best characterizes the anesthesia event.
Question: If the event involved anesthesia, which of the following best characterizes the event?
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 Maximum Length of characters from "500" to "2000"
Go-To Logic: Refer to Common Formats Flow Charts
Guide For Use: Answer this question only if the event is best described as an anesthesia event.
If the event involved more than one of the listed responses, select the response that best characterizes the event. If the event is best characterized by something that is not listed, select 'Other' and enter your characterization.
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
A2235 a Dental injury 2.16.840.1.113883. AHRQ Common Formats
A2238 b Ocular injury 2.16.840.1.113883. AHRQ Common Formats
A2241 c Peripheral nerve injury 2.16.840.1.113883. AHRQ Common Formats
A2244 d Awareness (during anesthesia) 2.16.840.1.113883. AHRQ Common Formats
A2247 e Malignant hyperthermia 2.16.840.1.113883. AHRQ Common Formats
A2250 f Problem with anesthetic, medical gas, medication, or other substance 2.16.840.1.113883. AHRQ Common Formats
A2253 g Problem with device used in the delivery of anesthesia 2.16.840.1.113883. AHRQ Common Formats
A2256 h Difficulty managing airway 2.16.840.1.113883. AHRQ Common Formats
A66 i 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: Increased narrative field size to accommodate more information
Administrative Status: Final
Administrative Status Date: 04/03/2012
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