DC Treatment

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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: 2300-01-01
Sort Index: 12

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

  • SMW

Legacy implementation right in the table

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The field is on the Dispo tab on the Patient Viewer in CCMDB.accdb.

Defined as terminal withdrawal with expectation of death of:

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

Legacy Content

This page contains Legacy Content.
  • Explanation: stopped collection in Medicine
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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.


See Also

See: Comfort Care

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