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 a list of Standard Dose Units, associated synonyms, and a corresponding FIRST DATABANK Dose Unit for every Standard Dose Unit. The associated FIRST DATABANK Dose Unit will be used for the Dosage Checks provided by FIRST DATABANK. Updates cannot be made at a local facility.
.01name(+)0;1FREE TEXTBThis is the name of the Dose Unit. Local Possible Dosages entries in the DRUG (#50) File will be mapped to entries in this file. This mapping will enable the software to derive a First DataBank Dose Unit, also in this file, that can be passed into the Dose API for Dose checks for medication orders.
1first databank dose unit0;2FREE TEXTCThis field provides the mapping from the Vista Dose Unit to the First DataBank Dose Unit. The First DataBank Dose Unit will be used when processing the dosage checks provided by First DataBank.
3dose form indicator(+)0;3BOOLEAN0:NO
This field indicates whether the Dose Unit is considered by First DataBank (FDB) as a Dose Form type of Dose Unit when returning data for the Dosing Check API. It determines what values should be used to compose the general dosing information message.
99.97replaced by vha standard termVUID;3POINTER51.24AREPLACETERMThis 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;0MULTIPLE51.2499Describes the pair Status and Effective Date/Time for each reference term.

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  1. DOSE UNITS (51.24) -- replaced by vha standard term