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Type of medication involved

Data Element ID: DE273
Name: Type of medication involved
Version: 1.1
Data Element ISO Name: Medication-Type,CD
Synonym: None defined at this time
Definition: The type of medication involved in the event.
Question: What type of medication?
Conditionality: Reserved for future use
Multiple Choice: Not Applicable
Form Name: Medication or Other Substance
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: Prescription or over-the-counter medications are available commercially in final form.

Compounded preparations require the intercession of an authorized compounder and are not available off the shelf. They are prepared by mixing two or more drugs or compounds, thus the name.

Investigational drugs, as used here, are drugs that have not yet been approved for marketing by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are not freely available to the public. They are available only as part of a clinical trial, for emergency use, or for serious or life-threatening conditions prior to completion of final clinical work and FDA review.
Format: Not Applicable
HL7 Data Type: Concept Descriptor (CD)
Data Type: Character
Maximum Length: 5
Answer Code Answer ID Answer Value Code System Code System Name
A1218 a Prescription or over-the-counter 2.16.840.1.113883. AHRQ Common Formats
A1221 b Compounded preparation 2.16.840.1.113883. AHRQ Common Formats
A1224 c Investigational drug 2.16.840.1.113883. AHRQ Common Formats
UNK d 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: No specific reference at this time
Rationale for Change: Not Applicable
Administrative Status: Final
Administrative Status Date: 03/31/2010
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