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["Facility Locations": "Intensive Care Unit"]

Performance/Reporting Period
Value Set Description from VSAC
Clinical Focus: This value set contains concepts that represent adult and pediatric intensive care units (ICU).
Data Element Scope: This value set may use Quality Data Model (QDM) datatype related to Encounter, Performed, or attribute related to Location. The intent of this data element is to identify patients in intensive care units.
Inclusion Criteria: Includes only relevant concepts associated adult and pediatric intensive care units (ICU). This is a grouping of HSLOC and SNOMEDCT codes.
Exclusion Criteria: Excludes concepts that pertain to neonatal intensive care units (NICU).

Constrained to codes in the Facility Locations: Intensive Care Unit value set (2.16.840.1.113762.1.4.1029.206)

QDM Attribute and Definition (QDM Version 5.5 Guidance Update)


The particular locations in a facility in which the diagnostic study or encounter occurs or occurred. Examples include intensive care units (ICUs), nonICUs, burn critical care unit, neonatal ICU, and respiratory care unit. Each "Encounter, Performed" may have one or more locations. For example, a patient treated in multiple locations during an individual encounter might be expressed as:
  • "Encounter, Performed": Inpatient Admission, facility locations
    • ICU (locationPeriod)
    • Non-ICU Admission (locationPeriod)
    • Rehab (locationPeriod)
Last Updated: Jul 08, 2021