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Release Notes:
Data Element
Version 2010A1

Data Element Name: Preoperative Anemia Screening Date
Collected For: BM-06,
Definition:The date that preoperative anemia screening or a hemoglobin (hgb)or hematocrit (hct) result was completed.
Suggested Data Collection Question:What date was preoperative anemia screening or a hgb or hct result completed?
Length:10 - MM-DD-YYYY (includes dashes) or UTD
Allowable Values:


MM = Month (01-12)
DD = Day (01-31)
YYYY = Year (2001-Current Year)

UTD = Unable to Determine

Notes for Abstraction:
  • Select the Preoperative Anemia Screening Date associated with the elective surgical procedure selected for abstraction.Preoperative Transfusion Testing.
  • Enter UTD if unable to determine when Preoperative Anemia Screening was done.
  • The medical record must be abstracted as documented (taken at “face value”). When the date documented is obviously in error (not a valid date/format) and no other documentation is found that provides this information, the abstractor should select “UTD.”
  • Example: Documentation indicates the Preoperative Anemia Screening Date was 03-42-2008. No other documentation in the medical record provides a valid date. Since the Preoperative Anemia Screening Date is outside of the range listed in the Allowable Values for “Day,” it is not a valid date and the abstractor should select “UTD.”
Suggested Data Sources:
  • Nursing notes
  • Progress notes
  • Preop checklist
  • Pre-arrival laboratory reports
  • Additional Notes:
    Guidelines for Abstraction:
    Inclusion Exclusion
    None None

    Preoperative Anemia Screening Date
    Specifications Manual for Joint Commission National Quality Core Measures (2010A1)
    Discharges 04-01-10 (2Q10) through 09-30-10 (3Q10)