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NQF serious reportable event

Data Element ID: DE108
Name: NQF serious reportable event
Version: 1.1
Data Element ISO Name: Event_NQF-Serious reportable event,CD
Synonym: None defined at this time
Definition: Determination if the event was an NQF Serious Reportable Event.
Question: Was the event a National Quality Forum (NQF) Serious Reportable Event?
Conditionality: Reserved for future use
Multiple Choice: Not Applicable
Form Name: Summary of Initial Report (SIR)
Data Set: Reserved for future use
Setting: Hospitals, including outpatient pharmacies and outpatient departments located within the hospital
Language: U.S. English
Comments: None defined at this time
Description of Change: Not applicable for this release
Go-To Logic: Refer to Common Formats Flow Charts
Guide For Use: Answer this question only if you are reporting an incident or a near miss.

The fact that an event is not an NQF Serious Reportable Event does not mean it should not be reported using the AHRQ Common Formats. The Common Formats cover not only events resulting in serious adverse consequences, but also events that result in lesser degrees of, or no, harm; near misses; and unsafe conditions.
Format: Not Applicable
HL7 Data Type: Concept Descriptor (CD)
Data Type: Character
Maximum Length: 3
Answer Code Answer ID Answer Value Code System Code System Name
A15 a Yes 2.16.840.1.113883. AHRQ Common Formats
A18 b No 2.16.840.1.113883. AHRQ Common Formats
UNK c Unknown 2.16.840.1.113883.5.1008 HL7 NullFlavor
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: 03/31/2010
Responsible Organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Creator: John C. Moquin
Data Steward: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
References: Information about the 2006 version of the NQF Serious Reportable Events can be found at the NQF website:
http://www.qualityforum.org/WorkArea/linkit.aspx?LinkIdentifier=id&ItemID=1249 Exit Disclaimer
Rationale for Change: Not Applicable
Administrative Status: Final
Administrative Status Date: 03/31/2010
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