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Result: Positive Depression Screening

eCQM Data Element

Performance/Reporting Period
Value Set Description from VSAC
Clinical Focus: This value set contains concepts that represent situations in which a depression screen was performed by the health care professional and the finding or result was positive for depression.
Data Element Scope: This value set may use the Quality Data Model (QDM) category related to Assessment.
Inclusion Criteria: Includes only relevant concepts associated with screening for depression whereby the outcome is positive.
Exclusion Criteria: No exclusions.

Constrained to codes in the Result: Positive Depression Screening value set (2.16.840.1.113883.3.526.3.1565)

QDM Attribute and Definition (QDM Version 5.5 Guidance Update)


The final consequences or data collected from the datatype. results can be used in four ways to express:

  • That a result is present in the electronic record but any entry is acceptable
  • A numerical result is reported directly as a value. Values may be integers or decimal numbers without units, or as a quantity with a value and units - examples:
    • 100mg/dL for a lab test
    • 140 mmHg for blood pressure
    • as a percentage (actually as a quantity with % as units)
    • as a titer or ratio (e.g., 1:4, 1:80)
  • A result that matches one of a specific set of coded concepts in a value set or a code that matches a direct reference code
  • A result as a dateTime ("Assessment, Performed" and components)
Last Updated: Jun 08, 2020