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Release Notes:
Data Element
Version 2010B

Data Element Name: Event Date
Collected For: All Records , 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 (2001-Curren Year)

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.

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 Core Measures (2010B)
Discharges 10-01-10 (4Q10) through 03-31-11 (1Q11)