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Release Notes:
Data Element
Version 2010B

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

Enter the patientís closest hemoglobin result reported in g/dL performed prior to the RBC transfusion event.

UTD = Unable to Determine

Notes for Abstraction:- For abstraction, select either the pre-transfusion hematocrit or the hemoglobin result; both are not required. - Select the hemoglobin result that is associated with the RBC Event ID selected for abstraction. - If the hemoglobin result is 9.9 g/dL, enter 9.9. - The result must be completed within 24 hours prior to the start of the RBC transfusion event selected for abstraction. - If more than preoperative hemoglobin was documented within the 45 days before the anesthesia start date, take the first hemoglobin that was completed that is associated with the surgery that was selected for abstraction.
Suggested Data Sources:
  • Consultation notes
  • Emergency department record
  • Laboratory report
  • Progress notes
  • Operative report
Blood administration form
Additional Notes:
Guidelines for Abstraction:
Inclusion Exclusion

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