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Data Element
Version 2010A1

Data Element Name: Date IV Thrombolytic Therapy Administered At This Hospital
Collected For: ,
Definition:The month, day, and year that IV thrombolytic therapy was initiated to a patient with ischemic stroke
Suggested Data Collection Question:What is the date that IV thrombolytic therapy was initiated for this patient at this hospital?
Format:
Length:MM-DD-YYYY
Type:Date
Occurs:
Allowable Values:


MM = Month (01 12)
DD = Day (01 31)
YYYY = Year (2000 9999)

Notes for Abstraction:This data element applies only to patients for whom IV thrombolytic therapy was initiated at this hospital. Do not abstract this data element if IV thrombolytic therapy was initiated at another hospital and patient was subsequently transferred to this hospital.

IV t-PA is the only FDA-approved IV thrombolytic therapy.

Suggested Data Sources:
  • Emergency department record
  • Progress notes
  • Medication records
Additional Notes:
Guidelines for Abstraction:
Inclusion Exclusion
  • None
  • None

Date IV Thrombolytic Therapy Administered At This Hospital
Specifications Manual for Joint Commission National Quality Core Measures (2010A1)
Discharges 04-01-10 (2Q10) through 09-30-10 (3Q10)