Is there a recommended way to model that a patient refused a recommended procedure? This issue came up at the recent NCQA Digital Quality Summit. Many quality measures are calculated based on whether a patient has undergone certain procedures. For example, most patients between 45 - 75 should receive periodic colonoscopies. But some patients refuse due to cost, discomfort, etc. How can we model that in FHIR resources? We need to be able to report on why individual patients are out of compliance.
Would it make sense to add a “refused” code to the EventStatus value set for the Procedure.status element? Or would it be more appropriate create an Observation to record the patient’s refusal? I don’t know if there’s an appropriate LOINC code for that.
(Tagging @Linda_Michaelsen as part of that discussion.)