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["Intervention, Order": "Comfort Measures"]

Performance/Reporting Period
Value Set Description from VSAC
Clinical Focus: This value set contains concepts that represent care regimes used to define comfort measure care.
Data Element Scope: This value set may use the Quality Data Model (QDM) category related to Intervention. The intent of this data element is to identify patients receiving comfort measure care.
Inclusion Criteria: Includes only relevant concepts associated with SNOMED CT regime and therapy codes for comfort measures, terminal care, dying care and hospice care.
Exclusion Criteria: Palliative Care.

Constrained to codes in the Intervention, Order: Comfort Measures value set (

QDM Datatype and Definition (QDM Version 5.4)

"Intervention, Order"

Data elements that meet criteria using this datatype should document a request to perform the intervention indicated by the QDM category and its corresponding value set.

Timing: The time the order is signed; Author dateTime

QDM Attributes


The time the data element was entered into the clinical software. Note, some datatypes include both Relevant Time and Author dateTime attributes. The purpose is to accommodate Author dateTime if the actual start and stop times are not available when evaluating for feasibility, and also to allow specification of a time for Negation Rationale.
Last Updated: Jul 08, 2021