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Release Notes:
Data Element
Version 2010A1

Data Element Name: Beta-Blocker During Pregnancy
Collected For: SCIP-Card-2,
Definition:A pregnant patient taking a beta-blocker prior to admission.
Suggested Data Collection Question:Was the patient taking the beta-blocker prior to admission pregnant?
Format:
Length:1
Type:Alphanumeric
Occurs:1
Allowable Values:

1   (Yes) There is documentation that the patient taking the beta-blocker prior to admission was pregnant.

2   (No) There is no documentation that the patient taking the beta-blocker prior to admission was pregnant.

3   (UTD) Unable to determine from medical record documentation that the patient taking the beta-blocker prior to admission was pregnant.

Notes for Abstraction:
  • ICD-9-CM codes may not be a reliable source to determine that the patient was pregnant upon admission. Therefore, it is recommended that abstractors refer to the Suggested Data Sources listed below.
Suggested Data Sources:
  • Consultation notes
  • History and physical
  • Physician orders
  • Operative report
  • Anesthesia evaluation
  • Operating room record
  • Physician progress notes
  • Additional Notes:
    Guidelines for Abstraction:
    Inclusion Exclusion
    • None
    • None

    Beta-Blocker During Pregnancy
    Specifications Manual for Joint Commission National Quality Core Measures (2010A1)
    Discharges 04-01-10 (2Q10) through 09-30-10 (3Q10)