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Release Notes:
Data Element
Version 2010B

Data Element Name: Pre-transfusion Hemoglobin
Collected For:
Definition:Documentation that the closest hemoglobin result completed prior to the first non-emergent red blood cell (RBC) transfusion was < 8 g/dL.
Suggested Data Collection Question:Was there documentation that the closes pre-transfusion hemoglobin results was ≤ 8 g/dL for the first RBC transfusion?
Allowable Values:

Y (Yes) There was documentation of a pre-transfusion hemoglobin result of ≤ 8 g/dL for the first RBC transfusion.

N (No) There was no documentation of a pre-transfusion hemoglobin result completed/documented of ≤ 8 g/dL for the first RBC transfusion or unable to determine from medical record documentation.

Notes for Abstraction:
  • The pre-transfusion hemoglobin must be documented within 24 hours prior to the transfusion.
Suggested Data Sources:
  • Anesthesia record
  • Blood administration form
  • Consultation note
  • Emergency department record
  • History and physical
  • Operative report
  • Progress notes
  • Additional Notes:
    Guidelines for Abstraction:
    Inclusion Exclusion
    None None

    Pre-transfusion Hemoglobin
    Specifications Manual for Joint Commission National Quality Core Measures (2010B)
    Discharges 10-01-10 (4Q10) through 03-31-11 (1Q11)