|Default Codes:||998 - 998 or more days of gastro-intestinal support|
|999 - Occurred but day count not known|
GASTRO-INTESTINAL SUPPORT DAYS is the same as attribute ACTIVITY DURATION.
GASTRO-INTESTINAL SUPPORT DAYS is the total number of days that the PATIENT received gastro-intestinal system support during a CRITICAL CARE PERIOD, ranging from 0 to 997 days.
GASTRO-INTESTINAL SUPPORT DAYS is derived from the difference between the ACTIVITY PROPERTY EFFECTIVE DATE and the ACTIVITY PROPERTY END DATE for all ACTIVITY PROPERTIES where the ORGAN SYSTEM SUPPORTED is National Code 'Gastrointestinal Support' within the CRITICAL CARE PERIOD.
Note: the Format/Length has been updated in Data Dictionary Change Notice 1808 "Correction of Format/Length Data Elements". The Data Set specifications that contain this item will be updated in the next version of the Information Standard where it is not already correct.
This data element is also known by these names:
|plural||GASTRO-INTESTINAL SUPPORT DAYS|