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Acute Stroke - Definition

Does The Joint Commission define Acute Stroke in terms of hours or timeframe of onset of symptoms?

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The Joint Commission does not specifically define Acute Stroke in terms of hours. The population for the purpose of performance measurement is defined by the ICD-9-CM/ICD-10-CM principal diagnosis coded at discharge. Principal diagnosis codes that would apply can be found in the Appendices of the Stroke Performance Measurement Implementation Guide.
Manual: Advanced DSC - Acute Stroke Ready Hospital
Chapter: Performance Measurement DSPM
First published date: April 11, 2016 This Standards FAQ was first published on this date.
This page was last updated on November 01, 2021

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