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Specifications Manual for Joint Commission National Quality Measures (v2015A1)
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Data Element
Version 2015A1

Data Element Name: Event Date
Collected For: HBIPS-2, HBIPS-3, , Not collected for HBIPS-1, 4, 5, 6 and 7
Definition:The date the associated event type occurred.
Suggested Data Collection Question:What is the date recorded in the medical record that the associated event type occurred?
Length:10 – MM-DD-YYYY (includes dashes)
Allowable Values:

MM = Month (01-12)
DD = Day (01-31)
YYYY =Year (20xx)

Notes for Abstraction:Medical record documentation only should be used to collect this data element.

This information is abstracted once for each day on which an event (Event Type) occurs during the patient’s hospitalization. A patient may have multiple events during the hospitalization.

When an event (Event Type) begins and ends on different dates this is considered 2 separate events; therefore, both dates must be documented in order to determine the total amount of time associated with each Event Date. If one of the event dates is missing, the event will be rejected.
  • Example: The patient is placed in physical restraints on 6-1-20xx at 23:45. The physical restraints are discontinued at 00:30 on 6-2-20xx. The first event must have documentation of a start date of 6-1-20xx and a start time of 23:45. The first event ends at 23:59. The second event automatically begins at 24:00, so there must be documentation of the end date of 6-2-20xx along with the end time of 00:30.

Suggested Data Sources:

  • Licensed independent practitioner orders
  • Nursing notes
  • Nursing flow sheet
  • Observation sheets
  • Physician orders
  • Progress notes
  • Psychiatrist notes
  • Restraint monitoring form
  • Therapist notes

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

Event Date
Specifications Manual for Joint Commission National Quality Measures (v2015A1)
01/01/2015 - 09/30/2015