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Characterization of anesthesia event

Data Element ID: DE522
Name: Characterization of anesthesia event
Version: 1.1
Data Element ISO Name: Event_Anesthesia-Characteristic,CD
Synonym: None defined at this time
Definition: Determination of what best characterizes the anesthesia event.
Question: If the event involved anesthesia, which of the following best characterizes the 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 an anesthesia event.

If the event involved more than one of the listed responses, select the response that best characterizes the event. If the event is best characterized by something that is not listed, select 'Other' and enter your 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
A2235 a Dental injury 2.16.840.1.113883. AHRQ Common Formats
A2238 b Ocular injury 2.16.840.1.113883. AHRQ Common Formats
A2241 c Peripheral nerve injury 2.16.840.1.113883. AHRQ Common Formats
A2244 d Awareness (during anesthesia) 2.16.840.1.113883. AHRQ Common Formats
A2247 e Malignant hyperthermia 2.16.840.1.113883. AHRQ Common Formats
A2250 f Problem with anesthetic, medical gas, medication, or other substance 2.16.840.1.113883. AHRQ Common Formats
A2253 g Problem with device used in the delivery of anesthesia 2.16.840.1.113883. AHRQ Common Formats
A2256 h Difficulty managing airway 2.16.840.1.113883. AHRQ Common Formats
A66 i 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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