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Data Element Name:  After Anesthesia Indicator 1 - 14 File Location:   Master, De-Identified, De-Identified Abbreviated
SPARCS Data Element Number:  71
Record Positions:   See Group Definition Format-Length:  A/N - 1
Effective Date:  1/1/1994 - 4/9/1997 Revision Date:  June 1997
Deniable Data Element:  No

Definition:

The code which indicates whether the corresponding Other Diagnosis Code was judged to have occurred after the administration of anesthesia to the patient.

Codes and Values:
  1. "1" = Yes, the diagnosis occurred after the administration of anesthesia.
    "2" = No, the diagnosis did not occur after the administration of anesthesia or NO anesthesia was administered.
    "9" = Unknown, if diagnosis occurred before or after the administration of anesthesia.

  2. If this field was not applicable it contains blanks.
Edit Applications:
  1. If an Other Diagnosis Code 1-14 (Data Element 69) was reported, then there must have been a corresponding After Anesthesia Indicator coded appropriately.

  2. If After Anesthesia Indicator 1-14 was reported then, Other Diagnosis Code 1-14 (Data Element 69) and Other Diagnosis Present on Admission 1-14 (Data Element 70) must have also been reported.

Conversion Notes:

This field was initialized to 9 for all converted records.