Table 4

Pharmacological Therapy Data Elements

Data FieldDefinitionValue DomainNotesSource
Pharmacological TherapyNote: The data elements in this section are derived from the patient medication list (rather than explicitly entered by the provider) to capture whether or not the patient is currently receiving the pharmacological therapy or if the pharmacological therapy was prescribed during the present encounter.
Aspirin
  • Yes

  • No

  • No—exclusion

  • No—exception

P2Y12 blocker
  • Yes

  • No

  • No—exclusion

  • No—exception

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatoryThis does not include aspirin or cyclo-oxygenase 2 inhibitors.
  • Yes

  • No

  • No—exclusion

  • No—exception

Steroid, systemicThis does not include topical or inhaled steroid therapy.
  • Yes

  • No

  • No—exclusion

  • No—exception

Cyclo-oxygenase 2 inhibitor
  • Yes

  • No

  • No—exclusion

  • No—exception

Anticoagulant
  • Yes

  • No

  • No—exclusion

  • No—exception

Beta blocker
  • Yes

  • No

  • No—exclusion

  • No—exception

Alpha blocker
  • Yes

  • No

  • No—exclusion

  • No—exception

ACE inhibitor
  • Yes

  • No

  • No—exclusion

  • No—exception

ARB
  • Yes

  • No

  • No—exclusion

  • No—exception

Calcium channel blocker
  • Yes

  • No

  • No—exclusion

  • No—exception

Antiarrhythmics
  • Yes

  • No

  • No—exclusion

  • No—exception

Direct rennin inhibitors
  • Yes

  • No

  • No—exclusion

  • No—exception

Nitrate
  • Yes

  • No

  • No—exclusion

  • No—exception

Statin
  • Yes

  • No

  • No—exclusion

  • No—exception

Nonstatin antilipidemic
  • Yes

  • No

  • No—exclusion

  • No—exception

Insulin
  • Yes

  • No

  • No—exclusion

  • No—exception

Noninsulin hypoglycemic
  • Yes

  • No

  • No—exclusion

  • No—exception

Diuretic
  • Yes

  • No

  • No—exclusion

  • No—exception

  • Yes

  • No

Aldosterone receptor antagonist
  • No—exclusion

  • No—exception

ACE indicates angiotensin-converting enzyme; ARB, angiotensin receptor blocker; and PQRI, Physician Quality Reporting Initiative.

  • The data element/definition is a 2010 PQRI Measures data point (25a).