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Question: Graduated Compression Stocking (GCS)

Would using a graduated compression stocking alone suffice to answer yes to this data element?


Maria, Graduated compression stockings are not sufficient VTE prophylaxis for stroke patients. Select 'A' None for "VTE Prophylaxis", if an acceptable form was not administered on the day of or the day after hospital admission. Please refer to the allowable values for this data element for acceptable forms of VTE prophylaxis. Thank you for your inquiry.

Question Details
Focus area(s): Chart Abstracted Measure Specifications – Clinical
Related documents: STK, Stroke VTE Prophylaxis
Manual: Current Manual (current data collection period; prior to data transmission)

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