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Req-825: Calculate patient age precisely enough to support environment-specific activities
Release Package: 2013 Format


Release Package:

2013 Format

Requirement ID:

Req-825

Title:

Calculate patient age precisely enough to support environment-specific activities

Description:

The system SHALL calculate patient age precisely enough to support environment-specific activities that vary significantly in the first hours, days, and months of life.

Related Requirements:

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Provenance:

SME

Achievability:

High

Requirement Type:

Normative Statements

Shall/Should/May:

SHALL

Critical/Core:

No

Status:

Released

See Also:

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Comments:

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Additional Information:

Hyperbilirubinemia algorithms require age in hours: Hyperbilirubinemia algorithms have decision support based on whether an infant is less than 72 hours old, with follow-up at times up to 120 hours of age. Age calculation at the "day" level of precision can lead to errors in clinical management.

Assessing newborn age in hours: Some laws require newborn's to stay in the hospital for 48 hours; thus, systems should facilitate assessment of the newborns age in hours for those concerned about when the 48 hour threshold has been met.
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Last Updated 04/13/2016
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