Home » Pre-transfusion Hematocrit
Print this page

Release Notes:
Data Element
Version 2010B

Data Element Name: Pre-transfusion Hematocrit
Collected For: BM-02,
Definition:Documentation of the closest hematocrit (hct) completed prior to the RBC transfusion event.
Suggested Data Collection Question:What was documented as the closest pre-transfusion hct prior to the RBC transfusion event?
Occurs:1 - 3
Allowable Values:

Enter the patientís closest hematocrit result (number only, reported in percent) performed prior to the RBC transfusion event.

UTD = Unable to Determine

  • For abstraction, select either the pre-transfusion hematocrit or the hemoglobin result; both are not required.
  • Select the hematocrit result that is associated with the RBC Event ID selected for abstraction.
  • When recording the allowable value, input 18.6 if the patientís hematocrit is 18.6%.
  • The result must be completed within 24 hours prior to the start of the RBC transfusion event selected for abstraction.
Notes for Abstraction:
Suggested Data Sources:
  • Consultation notes
  • Emergency department record
  • History and physical
  • Laboratory report
  • Progress notes
  • Operative report
  • Blood administration form
Additional Notes:
Guidelines for Abstraction:
Inclusion Exclusion
None None

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