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Release Notes:
Data Element
Version 2010B

Data Element Name: Transfusion Type
Collected For:
Definition:The type of blood product that was non-emergently transfused first after hospital arrival.
Suggested Data Collection Question:What type of blood product was transfused first?
Allowable Values:

Select the type of blood product that was non-emergently transfused first.

1 Red Blood Cells

2 Plasma

3 Platelets

4 None of the above or unable to determine from medical record documentation.

Notes for Abstraction:
  • For the purposes of the BM measures, inpatient hospitalization includes the time of arrival to the emergency department (ED) or observation area until discharge from the inpatient setting.
  • For blood products administered in the Emergency Department/observation area which was given prior to the inpatient admission, select the allowable value for the first blood product that was transfused non-emergently.
  • For patients who received an emergency transfusion and a non-emergent transfusion, select the first non-emergent transfusion of plasma, platelets or RBCs to answer this data element.
  • RBCs includes previously donated blood
Suggested Data Sources:
  • Anesthesia record
  • Blood administration form
  • Consultation notes
  • Emergency department record
  • Operative report
  • Progress notes
  • Additional Notes:
    Guidelines for Abstraction:
    Inclusion Exclusion
    None None

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