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Does “Medication, not Administered” imply placement of a medication order?

No, “Medication, not Administered” is the method Clinical Quality Language uses to express the QDM datatype “Medication, Administered” when using negation rationale to indicate a reason the action of administering the medication did not occur. Administered medications do not necessarily originate with orders, for example, for medications with standing orders, or orders initiated outside of the clinical software. In the QDM, negation indicates that an action did not occur for a reason. It indicates that the clinician recorded that they did not administer a medication. In the first implementation of electronic clinical quality measures, measure concepts that allowed negation used the same medication value set to represent the type of medications not administered.

Last Updated: Jun 13, 2022