Data Element Scope: This value set may use the Quality Data Model (QDM) category related to Diagnosis. The intent of this data element is to identify patients who are deemed to have limited life expectancy.
Inclusion Criteria: Includes only relevant concepts associated with conveying a poor prognosis for patient’s health status, as well as terminal or pre-terminal illness.
Exclusion Criteria: No exclusions.
Constrained to codes in the Diagnosis: Limited Life Expectancy value set
Data elements that meet criteria using this datatype should document the Condition/Diagnosis/Problem and its corresponding value set. The onset dateTime corresponds to the implicit start dateTime of the datatype and the abatement dateTime corresponds to the implicit stop dateTime of the datatype. If the abatement dateTime is not present, then the diagnosis is considered to still be active. When this datatype is used with timing relationships, the criterion is looking for an active diagnosis for the time frame indicated by the timing relationships.
Timing: The prevalencePeriod references the time from the onset date to the abatement date.