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Type of operator error

Data Element ID: DE162
Name: Type of operator error
Version: 1.1
Data Element ISO Name: Device_Operator error-Type,CD
Synonym: None defined at this time
Definition: Determination of the type of operator error.
Question: What type of operator error?
Conditionality: Reserved for future use
Multiple Choice: Not Applicable
Form Name: Device or Medical/Surgical Supply
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 the event or unsafe condition is best described as operator error.
Format: Not Applicable
HL7 Data Type: Concept Descriptor (CD)
Data Type: Character
Maximum Length: 4 (500 for free text associated with ┬┤Other: Please Specify┬┤ response.)
Answer Code Answer ID Answer Value Code System Code System Name
A801 a Jury-rigging, creating a workaround, force-fitting, defeating fail-safe, etc. 2.16.840.1.113883. AHRQ Common Formats
A804 b Selection or use of inappropriate device, including use of latex-containing product when patient was known to be allergic to latex 2.16.840.1.113883. AHRQ Common Formats
A807 c Mis-setting, mis-programming, or otherwise misusing the device 2.16.840.1.113883. AHRQ Common Formats
UNK d Unknown 2.16.840.1.113883.5.1008 HL7 NullFlavor
A66 e Other: Please specify 2.16.840.1.113883. 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: 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: No specific reference at this time
Rationale for Change: Not Applicable
Administrative Status: Final
Administrative Status Date: 03/31/2010
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