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VA Drug Class (50.605)

Per VHA Directive 2005-044, this file has been “locked down” by Data Standardization (DS). The file definition (i.e. data dictionary) shall not be modified. All additions, changes and deletions to entries in the file shall be done by Enterprise Reference Terminology (ERT) using the Master File Server (MFS), provided by Common Services (CS). Creating and/or editing locally defined fields in the file are not permitted. Use of locally defined fields that were created prior to VHA Directive 2005-044 shall not be supported. This file contains the VA Drug Classifications. Each five-character alpha-numeric code specifies a broad classification and a specific type of product. The first two characters are letters and form the mnemonic for the major classification (e.g., AM for antimicrobials). Characters 3 through 5 are numbers and form the basis for subclassification. The VA Drug Classification system classifies drug products, not generic ingredients. Drug products with local effects are classified by route of administration (e.g., dermatological, ophthalmic). If a product is not classified by route of administration, it is classified in most instances under a specific chemical or pharmacological classification (e.g., beta-blockers, cephalosporins). If a product is not classified by route of administration, or chemical or pharmacological subclassification, it may be classified under a therapeutic category (e.g., antilipemic agents, antiparkinson agents).

Global: ^PS(50.605,

Domain: Allergies

Properties

Label/Field Name Field # Description Datatype Attributes Range
Code
  code
.01 This is the five alphanumeric character code of the classification. STRING INDEXED
REQUIRED
 
Classification
  classification
1 This is the name of the classification. STRING    
Parent Class
  parent_class
2 This is the parent class. POINTER INDEXED VA_Drug_Class-50_605
Type
  type-3
3 This is the type of the classification. ENUMERATION   MAJOR: 0
SUB-CLASS: 2
MINOR: 1
Description
  description
4 This is a description of the classification. STRING    
Master Entry For VUID
  master_entry_for_vuid
99.98 This field identifies the Master entry for a VUID associated with a Term/Concept. BOOLEAN REQUIRED false: 0
true: 1
VUID
  vuid
99.99 VHA Unique ID (VUID). A unique meaningless integer assigned to reference terms VHA wide. STRING INDEXED
REQUIRED
 
Effective Date/time
  effective_date_time
99.991 Describes the pair Status and Effective Date/Time for each reference term. OBJECT   Effective_Date_time-50_60509

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Sub-Files

Effective Date/time (50.60509)

ID
Effective_Date_time-50_60509

Properties

Label/Field Name Field # Description Datatype Attributes Range
Effective Date/time
  effective_date_time
.01 This is the date/time when the Status of the term was established. DATE-TIME INDEXED
REQUIRED
 
Status
  status
.02 The Status of a reference term is either ‘ACTIVE’ or ‘INACTIVE’. If the term ‘ACTIVE’, then the term will be accessible by end-users to document a particular patient event. If ‘INACTIVE’, then the term will only be accessible by the application
to display legacy data.
ENUMERATION REQUIRED ACTIVE: 1
INACTIVE: 0

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Document generated on August 31st 2017, 2:55:41 pm