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["Substance, Administered": "Breast Milk"]

eCQM Data Element

Performance/Reporting Period
Value Set Description from VSAC
Clinical Focus: This value set contains concepts that represent breast milk.
Data Element Scope: This value set may use the Quality Data Model (QDM) category related to Substance. The intent of this data element is to identify breast milk.
Inclusion Criteria: Includes only relevant concepts associated with SNOMED CT codes that identify breast milk.
Exclusion Criteria: No exclusions.

Constrained to codes in the Substance, Administered: Breast Milk value set (2.16.840.1.113883.

QDM Datatype and Definition (QDM Version 5.4)

"Substance, Administered"

Data elements that meet criteria using this datatype should document that the substance indicated by the QDM category and its corresponding value set was actually given to the patient.

Timing: The Relevant Period addresses:

  • startTime - when a single substance administration event starts (e.g., the initiation of an intravenous infusion, or administering the substance orally or topically to a patient);
  • stopTime - when a single substance administration event ends (e.g., the end time of the intravenous infusion, or the administration of a substance orally or topically is completed - for oral or topical administration, the start and stop times are the same)


eCQMs using this data element:
QDM Attributes


Relevant Period addresses the time between the start of an action to the end of an action. Each datatype using relevant period defines specific definitions for the start and stop time for the action listed.
Last Updated: Jul 08, 2021