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Emergency Department Information
The type of death incurred while the patient was in the ED.
- Only completed when ED Discharge Disposition is completed as “Died”
- Patients treated in accordance with a “Do Not Resuscitate” (DNR) order should be coded under “Died in ED (other than failed resuscitation attempt)”. Patients with a DNR status should also be coded with a co-morbid condition (see DG_01)
- Dead on Arrival is defined as arrival at the hospital with no signs of life, but with pre-hospital CPR as indicated below:
Age >12 years
Blunt trauma, more than 5 minutes pre-hospital CPR
Penetrating head/neck/abdomen trauma, more than 5 minutes pre-hospital CPR
Penetrating chest trauma, more than 15 minutes pre-hospital CPR
Age ≤ 12 years
Blunt trauma, more than 15 minutes pre-hospital CPR
Penetrating trauma, more than 15 minutes pre-hospital CPR
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