Purpose: admissionDrug contains details of medications that a patient was taking prior to admission to the ICU. This table includes admission drug information for a patient such as the drug name, dosage, timeframe during which the drug was administered, the user type and specialty of the clinician entering the data, and the note type where the information was entered.

Links to:

  • PATIENT on patientUnitStayID

Important considerations

  • Extremely infrequently used.

Table columns

Name Datatype Null Option Comment Is Key Stored Transformed Created
admissionDrugID int IDENTITY surrogate key for the admission drug PK C
patientUnitStayID int NOT NULL a globally unique identifier (GUID) used as a foreign key link to the patient table FK C
drugOffset int NOT NULL number of minutes from unit admit time that the admission drug was administered C
drugEnteredOffset int NOT NULL number of minutes from unit admit time that the admission drug was entered C
drugNoteType varchar(255) NOT NULL unique note picklist types e.g.: Comprehensive Progress Admission Intubation S
specialtyType varchar(255) NOT NULL physician specialty picklist types e.g.: anesthesiology gastroenterology oncology S
userType varchar(255) NOT NULL eCareManager user picklist types e.g.: eICU Physician Nurse Attending Physician S
rxIncluded varchar(5) NOT NULL Does the Note have associated Rx data: True or False S
writtenIneICU varchar(5) NOT NULL Was the Note written in the eICU: True or False S
drugName varchar(255) NOT NULL name of the selected admission drug e.g.: POTASSIUM CHLORIDE/D5NS METAXALONE PRAVACHOL S
drugDosage decimal(11,4) NULL dosage of the admission drug e.g.: 20.0000 400.000 S
drugUnit varchar(1000) NULL picklist units of the admission drug e.g.: mg mg/kg patch S
drugAdmitFrequency varchar(1000) NULL picklist frequency with which the admission drug is administred e.g.: PRN twice a day at bedtime S
drugHiclSeqno int NULL HICL sequence number for the drug e.g.: 2734 33199 20492 S
eICU-CRD v2.0 documentation