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Person—cardiovascular medication taken (current), code N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termCardiovascular medication (current)
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270237
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 01/03/2005
Definition:Help on this termWhether the individual is currently taking cardiovascular medication, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Person—cardiovascular medication taken

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors
2Angiotensin II (A2) receptor blockers
3Beta blockers
4Calcium antagonists
8None of the above
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

CODE 1     Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors

Use this code for ACE inhibitors (captopril, enalapril, fosinopril, lisinopril, perindopril, quinapril, ramipril and trandolapril).

CODE 2     Angiotensin II (A2) receptor blockers

Use this code for Angiotensin II receptor blockers (candesartan, eprosartan, irbesartan and telmisartan).

CODE 3     Beta blockers

Use this code for Beta blockers (atenolol, carvedilol, labetalol, metoprolol, oxprenolol, pindolol, propranolol and sotalol).

CODE 4     Calcium antagonists

Use this code for Calcium antagonists ( amlodipine, diltiazem, felodipine, lercanidipine, nifedipine and verapamil).

CODE 8     None of the above

This code is used when none of the listed medications is being taken by the person.

CODE 9     Not stated/inadequately described

This code should only be used in situations where it is not practicable to ask the questions.

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The person should be asked a series of questions about any current medication for a cardiovascular condition as follows:

Are you currently taking any medication for a cardiovascular condition?

___Yes ___No

If the person answers 'NO', then code 8 should be applied.

If the person answers 'YES', then ask which one(s) (from the list of drugs in the Guide for use).

Ace Inhibitors                           ___Yes ___No

Angiotensin II receptor blockers   ___Yes ___No

Beta blockers                            ___Yes ___No

Calcium antagonists                   ___Yes ___No

The appropriate code should be recorded for each type of medication currently in use.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Collection methods:Help on this termA person may be taking one or more of the following medications for a cardiovascular condition. Therefore more than one code may be reported.

Source and reference attributes

Origin:Help on this termNational Diabetes Outcomes Quality Review Initiative (NDOQRIN) data dictionary. Australian Medicines Handbook: last modified by February 2001 Contents of Cardiovascular, Version 3, 1999 Therapeutic Guidelines Limited (05.04.2002)].

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Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Cardiovascular medication - Superseded 01/03/2005, version 1, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (18.1 KB)

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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Diabetes (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 21/09/2005

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Diabetes (clinical) NBPDS Health, Standard 21/09/2005

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Diabetes (clinical) NBPDS Health, Candidate 15/05/2017

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