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P20: Drug Test

Definition:

Indication of the presence of drug test, type and result. Excludes drugs administered post-crash. See Drug Test Result (PL3) to document drug name and value.

An example of drugs administered post-crash would be pain killers such as lidocaine.

Element Attributes
Subfield 1: Test Status
  • Test Not Given
  • Test Refused
  • Test Given
  • Unknown if Tested
Subfield 2: Type of Test
  • Blood
  • Urine
  • Other
Subfield 3: Drug Test Result
  • Negative
  • Positive
  • Unknown
Rationale:

Identifying drug-related crashes helps to develop and evaluate programs directed at reducing their involvement. Whenever evidence of other drug use is available, it should be captured.