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ALCOHOL USE INDICATOR
Emergency Department Information
Use of alcohol by the patient.
- Blood alcohol concentration (BAC) may be documented at any facility (or setting) treating this patient event.
- “Trace levels” is defined as any alcohol level below the legal limit, but not zero.
- “Beyond legal limit” is defined as a blood alcohol concentration above the legal limit for the state in which the treating institution is located. Above any legal limit, DUI, DWI or DWAI, would apply here.
- If alcohol use is suspected, but not confirmed by test, record null value “Not Known/Not Recorded”.
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