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Characteristics of surgical adverse outcome

Data Element ID: DE513
Name: Characteristics of surgical adverse outcome
Version: 1.1
Data Element ISO Name: Adverse outcome_Surgery-Characteristic,CD
Synonym: None defined at this time
Definition: Determination of the best characterization of the surgical event from the list provided.
Question: Which of the following best characterizes the surgical event?
Conditionality: Reserved for future use
Multiple Choice: Not Applicable
Form Name: Surgery or Anesthesia
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 is best described as a 'Surgical event'.

If more than one listed response applies, select the one that best characterizes the surgical event. If none of the listed responses apply, select 'Other' and provide your own characterization.
Format: Not Applicable
HL7 Data Type: Concept Descriptor (CD)
Data Type: Character
Maximum Length: 5 (500 for free text associated with ┬┤Other: Please Specify┬┤ response.)
Answer Code Answer ID Answer Value Code System Code System Name
A2172 a Surgical site infection 2.16.840.1.113883. AHRQ Common Formats
A2175 b Bleeding requiring return to the operating room 2.16.840.1.113883. AHRQ Common Formats
A2178 c Burn and/or operating room fire 2.16.840.1.113883. AHRQ Common Formats
A2181 d Incorrect surgical or invasive procedure 2.16.840.1.113883. AHRQ Common Formats
A2184 e Iatrogenic pneumothorax 2.16.840.1.113883. AHRQ Common Formats
A2187 f Unintended laceration or puncture 2.16.840.1.113883. AHRQ Common Formats
A2190 g Dehiscence, flap or wound failure or disruption, or graft failure 2.16.840.1.113883. AHRQ Common Formats
A2193 h Unintended blockage, obstruction, or ligation 2.16.840.1.113883. AHRQ Common Formats
A2196 i Unplanned removal of organ 2.16.840.1.113883. AHRQ Common Formats
A2199 j Air embolus 2.16.840.1.113883. AHRQ Common Formats
A66 k 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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