METHOD OF PTA DETERMINATION
Variable 144b
date of last revision: 07/01/05
DEFINITION:
Specification of whether PTA was recognized during data collection through (1) Chart Review, (2) GOAT, (3) GOAT-R, or (4) O-Log. N/A code to be used when PTA has not been determined.
CODE:
0 Variable did not exist
1 Chart Review
2 GOAT
3 GOAT-R
4 O-log
8 Not Applicable (N/A)

CHARACTERS:
1 numeric
NOTE:
*There is no code for "unknown" because this should never be unknowable. Please contact the TBINDC if you are in a situation in which this variable is truly unknown (and unknowable).
EXAMPLE:
PTA documented through chart review, according to the criteria for variable 144a.

Code 1
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS:
QUESTION: Why isn't there an "unknown" code? 
ANSWER: This variable should never be unknowable.  (07-01-2005)

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