Specifications Manual for Joint Commission National Quality Measures (v2018A)
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Release Notes:
Data Element
Version 2018A

Data Element Name: Direct Admission
Collected For: CSTK-01, CSTK-03
Definition:Patient transferred from another acute care facility and taken to the operating room or interventional suite prior to hospital admission, or admitted directly to intensive care or other unit of the hospital.
Suggested Data Collection Question:Was the patient a direct admission to the hospital?
Format:
Length:1
Type:Alphanumeric
Occurs:1
Allowable Values:

Y (Yes) There is documentation the patient was a direct admission to the hospital.

N (No) There is no documentation the patient was a direct admission to the hosptial, OR unable to determine from medical record documentation.
Notes for Abstraction:
  • For patients taken directly to the operating room or interventional suite and admitted to a hospital bed post-procedure, select “YES”.
  • For patients admitted directly to intensive care or another hospital unit, select “YES”.
  • For patients who arrive at the hospital emergency department, select “NO”.
Suggested Data Sources:

  • Face sheet
  • Progress notes
  • Physician orders
  • Operating room record
  • Procedure reports
  • Transfer note
Additional Notes:
Guidelines for Abstraction:
Inclusion Exclusion
None None

Direct Admission
Specifications Manual for Joint Commission National Quality Measures (v2018A)
Discharges 07-01-18 (3Q18) through 12-31-18 (4Q18)
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