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DRUG USE INDICATOR
Emergency Department Information
Use of drugs by the patient.
- Drug use may be documented at any facility (or setting) treating this patient event.
- “Illegal use drug” includes illegal use of prescription drugs.
- If drug use is suspected, but not confirmed by test, record null value “Not Known/Not Recorded”.
- This data element refers to drug use by the patient and does not include medical treatment.
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