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P19. Alcohol Test


Definition:

Indication of the presence of alcohol by test, type and result.
Element Attributes:

Subfield 1: Test Status

Test Not Given
Test Refused
Test Given
Unknown if Tested
Subfield 2: Type of Test

Blood
Breath
Urine
Other
Subfield 3: BAC Test Result

Value
Pending
Unknown


Rationale:

Alcohol remains the most prevalent drug involved in motor vehicle crashes. Capturing alcohol concentration whenever a driver or non-motorist is tested will provide an accurate assessment of the role of alcohol involvement. The type of test used to obtain the alcohol concentration also is important information to collect.