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DRUG USE INDICATOR
05-Apr-2007
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Emergency Department Information

 

 

Definition

     Use of drugs by the patient. 

 

Additional Information

  • 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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