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Data Element Name:  Do Not Resuscitate Indicator File Location:  Master, De-Identified
SPARCS Data Element Number:  113
Record Positions:  1858 - 1858 Format-Length:  A/N - 1
Effective Date:  1/1/1996 - 12/31/1997 Revision Date:  January 1998
Deniable Data Element:  No
Note:  Collection of this data element discontinued January 1998.


A code which indicates whether a DO NOT RESUSCITATE (DNR) Order written by a physician and placed in the patient's medical record to withhold cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the event of cardiopulmonary arrest existed for the patient's hospital stay at the time of discharge.

Codes and Values:
  1. "Y" = A DNR Order Does exist for the patient's hospital stay

    "N" = A DNR Order Does Not exist for the patient's hospital stay
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