Data Element

Information from the submission form

Drug Use
Description
Indicates the use and/or abuse of illicit drugs

Comment

Vizient comments

Standardizing drug use and drug abuse screening results will allow for accurate comparisons and trending over time and across care settings. This can tie into the focus on Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) with accurate and quantifiable data to allow for accurate assessments of a patient’s social needs.

Unified Comment from CDC

CDC considers this element to be high priority and strongly recommends its inclusion in the USCDI V3

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