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Release Notes:
Data Element
Version 2013B

Data Element Name: Event Type
Collected For: All Records , Not collected for HBIPS-1, 4, 5, 6 and 7
Definition:The measure-related event being identified.

Suggested Data Collection Question:What is the identified measure-related event?
Allowable Values:

  1. Physical Restraint
  2. Seclusion

Notes for Abstraction:This information is abstracted once for each type of event that occurs on a specific day (Event Date) during the patient’s hospitalization. A patient may have multiple events during the hospitalization.

A physical restraint is any manual method or physical or mechanical device, material, or equipment that immobilizes or reduces the ability of a patient to move his or her arms, legs, body or head freely when it is used as a restriction to manage a patient’s behavior or restrict the patient’s freedom of movement and is not a standard treatment for the patient’s medical or psychiatric condition.¹ Refer to the data element Minutes of Physical Restraint for a list of inclusions and exclusions.

Seclusion is the involuntary confinement of a patient alone in a room or an area where the patient is physically prevented from leaving.¹ Refer to the data element Minutes of Seclusion for a list of inclusions and exclusions.

¹ 42 CFR Part 482, Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Hospital Conditions of Participation: Patient’s Rights

Suggested Data Sources:


Additional Notes:
Guidelines for Abstraction:
Inclusion Exclusion
  • None
  • None

Event Type
Specifications Manual for Joint Commission National Quality Measures (v2013B)
Discharges 07-01-13 (3Q13) through 12-31-13 (4Q13)