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Discharge Disposition: Left Against Medical Advice

eCQM Data Element

Performance/Reporting Period
2021
Value Set Description from VSAC
Clinical Focus: This value set contains concepts that represent a patient leaving against medical advice.
Data Element Scope: This value set may use the Quality Data Model (QDM) attribute related to Discharge disposition. The intent of this data element is to identify the final place or setting to which the patient was discharged on the day of discharge from a particular inpatient encounter. This particular value set intends to identify patients who left against medical advice.
Inclusion Criteria: Includes only relevant concepts associated with SNOMED CT codes representing leaving against medical advice.
Exclusion Criteria: No exclusions.

Constrained to codes in the Discharge Disposition: Left Against Medical Advice value set (2.16.840.1.113883.3.117.1.7.1.308)

QDM Attribute and Definition (QDM Version 5.5 Guidance Update)

Discharge Disposition

The disposition, or location to which the patient is transferred at the time of hospital discharge.
Last Updated: Jun 08, 2020