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Question: Dietary Advice "consistent amount" of foods with Vitamin K rather than avoidance should be advised.

The words "consistent amount" are presented in quotations in the specifications manual. Do those exact words have to be present in the documentation or can moderate amount be accepted as a synonym? The current build in our E.H.R. defaults to moderate instead of consistent.


No. The word moderate seems to be equivalent to a "medium or average" amount. The point of the word "Consistent" is to ensure that the amount is the same each episode. For example if the person chooses to consume very high amounts, that is okay, their medication will be adjusted, it must be clear that if they chose to consume that amount, then the must "consistently" consume the same amount.

The Pharmacology and Management of the Vitamin K Antagonists: The Seventh ACCP Conference on Antithrombotic and Thrombolytic Therapy Chest September 2004 126:3 suppl 204S-233S; doi:10.1378/chest.126.3_suppl.204S

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Focus area(s): Chart Abstracted Measure Specifications – Clinical, Related Manual - Data Quality Manual
Related documents: VTE-05, Discharge Instructions Address Diet, ,

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