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Req-829: Present patient age using appropriate units
Release Package: 2013 Format

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2013 Format

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Present patient age using appropriate units


The system SHALL present patient age using units appropriate to the actual age of the patient, using appropriate thresholds for unit selection

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Age units thresholds: Unless overridden by implementation or environment-specific factors, the recommended default thresholds should be as follows:

-Minutes up to 1 hour
-Hours from 1 hour to 23 hours
-Days from 2 days to 13 days
-Weeks from 2 weeks to 8 weeks
-Months from 2 months to 23 or 35 months (practices differ
-Years thereafter
Note: The switch from weeks to months at 8 weeks is important for fever management guidelines and to rule out sepsis considerations. The argument for maintaining units of months through 35 is based on the switch in growth curve charts at that age.
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Last Updated 04/13/2016
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