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Question: Sampling Methodology for Stroke

As a certified primary stroke center (PSC), can we use sampling or do we have to abstract 100% of our monthly discharges when collecting stroke measure data?

Answer:

Sampling is allowed. If the primary stroke center chooses to use sampling, it needs to follow the sampling methodology as detailed in the STK List PDF of the specifications manual, version 3.0c (see link below). The sample sizes identified are a minimum requirement and PSCs may choose to review more patient records each month; however, fewer records are not acceptable.

http://www.jointcommission.org/PerformanceMeasurement/PerformanceMeasurement/Current+NHQM+Manual.htm

Question Details
Focus area(s): Chart Abstracted Measure Specifications – Clinical
Related documents: STK,
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