DC Treatment

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  • Julie may not be using this for anything any more. Can we stop collecting it? Ttenbergen 15:50, 2022 March 16 (CDT)
    • Confirmed at Task that this can be removed. Ttenbergen 11:16, 2022 May 4 (CDT)
      • Field has been removed from collection but will still need to be removed from sending next time that is cleaned up. Ttenbergen 10:58, 2022 May 10 (CDT)
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Legacy Content

This page contains Legacy Content.
  • Explanation: stopped collection in Medicine
  • Successor: various tmp and dx codes relating to palliative care and End-of-life related data

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Legacy Content

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  • Explanation: This is a legacy data field, its DataElementEndDate is in the past.
  • Successor: No successor was entered

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Data Element (edit)
Field Name: R_dc_treat
CCMDB Label: not stated
CCMDB tab: not stated
Table: L_Log table
Data type: string
Length: 50
Program: CC
Created/Raw: Raw
Start Date: 1988-07-11
End Date: 2022-05-10
Sort Index: 12

"DC" for critical care patients if life-support treatment is terminated, blank for all others.

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This field was also collected in Medicine until 2013-07-04. Collection stopped because the distinction is not clear enough for coding on a medicine ward.

Defined as terminal withdrawal with expectation of death of:

  • invasive mechanical ventilation (ET tube or trach)
  • vasopressors or inotropes
  • VAD (Ventricular assistive device)

See Also

See: Comfort Care


  • 2022-05-10 removed from collection screen

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