Advance Directives

Record advance directives for patient 65 years old or older.

More than 50 percent of all unique patients 65 years old or older admitted to the eligible hospital’s or CAH’s inpatient (POS 21) have an indication of an advance directive status recorded as structured data.

Exclusion - An eligible hospital or CAH that admits no patients age 65 years old or older during the EHR reporting period.

 

Measure Numerator

Number of patients in the denominator with an indication of an advanced directive entered using structured data.

 

Measure Denominator

Number of unique patients age 65 or older admitted to an eligible hospital’s or CAH’s inpatient department (POS 21) during the EHR reporting period.