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Release Notes:
Data Element
Version 2012A

Data Element Name: Admission to NICU
Collected For: PC-05,
Definition:Documentation that the newborn was admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at this hospital any time during the hospitalization.
Suggested Data Collection Question:Was the newborn admitted to the NICU at this hospital at any time during the hospitalization?
Format:
Length:1
Type:Alphanumeric
Occurs:1
Allowable Values:

Y (Yes) There is documentation that the newborn was admitted to the NICU at this hospital at any time during the hospitalization.

N (No) There is no documentation that the newborn was admitted to the NICU at this hospital at any time during the hospitalization or unable to determine from medical record documentation.

Notes for Abstraction:None
Suggested Data Sources:

  • Nursing notes
  • Discharge summary
  • Physician progress notes
Additional Notes:
Guidelines for Abstraction:
Inclusion Exclusion
  • None
  • None

Admission to NICU
Specifications Manual for Joint Commission National Quality Measures (v2012A)
Discharges 01-01-12 (1Q12) through 06-30-12 (2Q12)