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Question: Does the following documentation meet education regarding Risk factors for stroke?

The DC instruction sheet signed by the MD, the nurse, and the patient documents: "Has been advised to stop tobacco and Depovera". The patient is given a copy of the discharge instructions to take home. Will this written instruction suffice as addressing personal risk factors even though it wasn't titled 'personal risk factors'?


No, the documentation is not sufficient. See the Alphabetical Data Dictionary pdf defintion for "Education Addresses Risk Factors for Stroke". *"Individual risk factors that are not mentioned in the context of risk factors for stroke do not count,* (e.g., discharge instructions to limit alcohol without explicit documentation that excessive alcohol consumption is a risk factor for stroke)."

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Focus area(s): Chart Abstracted Measure Specifications – Clinical
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