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A QDM category consists of a single clinical concept identified by a value set.

Performance/Reporting Period
QDM Datatype (QDM Version 5.6):
Procedure is derived directly from HL7 and Canada Health Infoway: "An Act whose immediate and primary outcome (post-condition) is the alteration of the physical condition of the subject. ... Procedure is but one among several types of clinical activities such as observation, substance-administrations, and communicative interactions ... Procedure does not comprise all acts of [sic] whose intent is intervention or treatment." A procedure may be a surgery or other type of physical manipulation of a person’s body in whole or in part for purposes of making observations and diagnoses or providing treatment.
Last Updated: Jan 15, 2024