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["Result": "Positive Finding"]

Performance/Reporting Period
Value Set Description from VSAC
Clinical Focus: This value set contains concepts that represent positive test results. This is intended to be paired with other concepts that identify specific medical tests.
Data Element Scope: This value set may use the Quality Data Model (QDM) attribute related to Result.
Inclusion Criteria: Includes only relevant concepts associated with identifying a positive test result.
Exclusion Criteria: Excludes concepts that identify a specific type of medical test.

Constrained to codes in the Result: Positive Finding value set (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.121.12.1016)

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)
eCQMs using this data element:
Last Updated: Jul 08, 2021