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["Patient Characteristic, Expired": "Dead (finding)"]

Performance/Reporting Period
Direct Reference Code

Constrained to 'Dead (finding)' SNOMEDCT code

QDM Datatype and Definition

"Patient Characteristic, Expired"

The "Patient Characteristic Expired" data element should document that the patient is deceased.

Timing: The "Patient Characteristic, Expired" is a single point in time representing the date and time of death. It does not have a start and stop time.

Note: Patient Characteristic Expired is fixed to SNOMED-CT® code 419099009 (Dead) and therefore cannot be further qualified with a value set.

eCQMs using this data element:
QDM Attributes


The date and time that the patient passed away.
Last Updated: Jul 15, 2022