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Description of substance event


Data Element ID: DE288
Name: Description of substance event
Version: 1.1
Data Element ISO Name: Event_Medication-Description,CD
Synonym: None defined at this time
Definition: The characteristic of the medication/substance event.
Question: Which of the following best characterizes the event?
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: Select 'Incorrect action (process failure or error) (e.g., administering overdose or incorrect medication, and other medication errors' only if the concern involved an incident or near miss.

Select Unsafe condition only if the concern did not involve an incident or near miss. Examples of unsafe conditions in the context of the Medication or Other Substance Common Formats include an expired or deteriorated substance found on routine inspection, a confusing order entry system, or dangerously similar packaging or labeling for two different products.

An Adverse reaction in patient to the administered substance without any apparent incorrect action may be an unwanted side effect. It is not necessarily a patient safety event. In the absence of any identified incorrect action, the Medication or Other Substance Common Formats do not specify further inquiry at this point regarding such an occurrence. If, in the future, an incorrect action or process failure becomes evident, inquiry may be resumed.
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
A1257 a Incorrect action (process failure or error) (e.g., such as administering overdose or incorrect medication, and other medication errors) 2.16.840.1.113883.3.263.1.12 AHRQ Common Formats
A1260 b Unsafe condition 2.16.840.1.113883.3.263.1.12 AHRQ Common Formats
A1263 c Adverse reaction in patient to the administered substance without any apparent incorrect action 2.16.840.1.113883.3.263.1.12 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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