The intent of the “Radiculopathy (Lumbar Thoracic)" Consult Request/Composite knowledge artifact is to harmonize and integrate related knowledge artifacts (documentation template and order set) to facilitate referral to neurosurgery for lumbar/thoracic radiculopathy. The intent is to ensure that information required by the consulting specialist is available for the consultation.
Artifact Creation and Usage
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Structured code that is interpretable by a computer (includes data elements, value sets, logic)
|Patient Age Group|
|Adult outpatient being referred to Neurosurgery for Radiculopathy (Lumbar/Thoracic).|
|Provider in Primary Care, Emergency Medicine, Anesthesiology, Pain Clinic, Physical Therapy|
|Referral to Neurosurgery for Radiculopathy (Lumbar/Thoracic).|
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See attached resource files for additional details. Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Office of Informatics and Information Governance, Clinical Decision Support (CDS) Content and Health Level 7 (HL7)-Compliant Knowledge Artifacts (KNARTs) Eye Care Clinical Content White Paper, VA118-16-D-1008, Task Order VA-118-16-F-1008-0007, June, 2018.