Data Element Scope: This value set may use the Quality Data Model (QDM) category related to Encounter. The intent of this data element is to identify patients who have had an inpatient encounter.
Inclusion Criteria: Includes only relevant concepts associated with SNOMED CT codes representing inpatient encounter.
Exclusion Criteria: No exclusions.
Constrained to codes in the Encounter, Performed: Encounter Inpatient value set
Timing: The Relevant Period addresses:
- startTime – the time the encounter began (admission time)
- stopTime – the time the encounter ended (discharge time)
The Author dateTime addresses when an Encounter is documented. Documentation can occur at the beginning, during, at the end or subsequent to the end of an Encounter. The Author dateTime should be used only if the Relevant Period cannot be obtained.
The Location Period is an attribute of the attribute facility location addresses:
- startTime - the time the patient arrived at the location;
- stopTime - the time the patient departed from the location