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Acute Stroke - Definition

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

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.
Last updated on April 11, 2016
Manual: Advanced DSC - Primary Stroke Center
Chapter: Performance Measurement DSPM

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