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PE confirmation test

Data Element ID: DE1012
Name: PE confirmation test
Version: Hospital Version 1.2
Data Element ISO Name: PE-Diagnostic test_confirmation,CD
Definition: Determination of the diagnostic test that confirmed the PE.
Question: Which diagnostic test confirmed the PE?
Multiple Choice: Yes
Form Name: Venous Thromboembolism
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: In order to be considered a pulmonary embolus under the Common Formats, the condition must be confirmed by at least one of the listed diagnostic imaging studies or by a post-mortem examination. The results of the imaging studies are commonly found in the radiology section of the medical record.
Ignore imaging findings that were incidental, e.g., not specifically sought by the study.
The post-mortem examination results are commonly found in the pathology section of the medical record. Ignore pulmonary emboli found that were not reported as likely to have contributed to the patient's death, e.g., a small subsegmental pulmonary embolus.
Format: N/A
HL7 Data Type: Concept Descriptor (CD)
Data Type: Character
Maximum Length: 5
Answer Code Answer ID Answer Value Code System Code System Name
A2628 a Chest CT angiography with contrast 2.16.840.1.113883. AHRQ Common Formats
A2631 b Nuclear medicine pulmonary scan (ventilation/perfusion lung scan, V/Q scan, pulmonary scintigraphy) 2.16.840.1.113883. AHRQ Common Formats
A2619 c Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) 2.16.840.1.113883. AHRQ Common Formats
A2634 d Pulmonary angiography 2.16.840.1.113883. AHRQ Common Formats
A2637 e Post-mortem examination finding that PE likely contributed to death of patient 2.16.840.1.113883. AHRQ Common Formats
A2613 f None of the above 2.16.840.1.113883. AHRQ Common Formats
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: No specific reference at this time
Rationale for Change: N/A
Administrative Status: Final
Administrative Status Date: 04/03/2012
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