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Question: What is the Admission Date?

Patient transferred from another hospital. The admission date on the facesheet is 7/12, and under the physician orders tab there is a transfer booking sheet with 7/12 noted as the date of transfer. There is also an order entered by case management and requested by the MD for inpatient admission on 7/13. Which date should be used as the admission date to determine if VTE prophylaxis was administered on day 1 or day 2?


The intent of this data element, "Admission Date", is to determine the date that the patient was actually admitted to acute inpatient care. For purposes of abstraction, the Admission Date would be the date that the order was written to admit to inpatient.


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Focus area(s): Chart Abstracted Measure Specifications – Clinical
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