Per VHA Directive 2005-044, this file has been "locked down" by Data Standardization (DS). The file definition (i.e. data dictionary) shall not be modified. All additions, changes and deletions to entries in the file shall be done by Enterprise Reference Terminology (ERT) using the Master File Server (MFS), provided by Common Services (CS). Creating and/or editing locally defined fields in the file are not permitted. Use of locally defined fields that were created prior to the VHA Directive's 2005-044 effective date shall not be supported. This file contains the list of standard Medication Routes for Vista. Updates will only occur to this file at the national level. Updates cannot be made at a local facility. This file will be used to link local Medication Routes from the Medication Routes (#51.2) file to the national standard.
.01name(+)0;1FREE TEXTThis is the name of the Standard Medication Route. It will be used to allow entries from the MEDICATION ROUTES (#51.2) File to be mapped to a standard Medication Route.
1first databank med route0;2FREE TEXTCThis field provides the mapping from the Vista Standard Medication Route to the First DataBank Medication Route. The First DataBank Medication Route will be used when processing the order checks provided by First DataBank.
99.97replaced by vha standard termVUID;3POINTER51.23AREPLACETERMThis field is populated when one Term/Concept replaces another Term/Concept. This field is controlled by standardization and should only be changed by standardization processes. This field contains a pointer to a VHA standard term that replaces this entry.
99.98master entry for vuid(+)VUID;2BOOLEAN0:NO
This field identifies the Master entry for a VUID associated with a Term/Concept.
99.99vuid(+)VUID;1FREE TEXTAVUIDVHA Unique ID (VUID). A unique meaningless integer assigned to reference terms VHA wide.
99.991effective date/timeTERMSTATUS;0MULTIPLE51.2399Describes the pair Status and Effective Date/Time for each reference term.

Referenced by 2 types

  1. MEDICATION ROUTES (51.2) -- standard medication route
  2. STANDARD MEDICATION ROUTES (51.23) -- replaced by vha standard term