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Data Element Name:  Accident Related Date File Location:  **Master, De-identified
SPARCS Data Element Number:  50
Record Positions:  620 - 627 Format-Length:  A/N - 8
Effective Date:  1/1/1994 Revision Date:             
Deniable Data Element:  This field is composed of both non-deniable and deniable components. **The 2-digit day is deniable and is ONLY present on the Master file. The 4-digit year and the 2-digit month are non-deniable and are also present on the De-Identified file. Yes - See Appendix Z for release restrictions.


The date on which the specific type of accident occurred to the patient.

Codes and Values:
  1. YYYY MM DD = Year Month Day

  2. The Date must have been valid in accordance with the Date Edit Validation Table in Appendix A.

  3. If not applicable this field contains blanks.
Edit Applications:
  1. If an Accident Related Date was reported, then a valid Accident Related Code (Data Element 49) was also reported.
Conversion Notes:

Since this is a new UDS field, it was initialized to spaces.