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Release Notes:
Data Element
Version 2010A1

Data Element Name: Pre-transfusion Platelet Count
Collected For: BM-04a, BM-04b,
Definition:Documentation of the closest platelet count completed prior to the platelet transfusion event.
Suggested Data Collection Question:What was the closest platelet count documented prior to the platelet transfusion event?
Length:1 - 3
Occurs:1 - 3
Allowable Values:

Enter the patient’s closest platelet count result, in 109/μL performed prior to the platelet transfusion event selected for abstraction.

UTD = Unable to Determine

Notes for Abstraction:
  • Select the platelet count result that is associated with the Platelet Event ID selected for abstraction.
  • An allowable value for a platelet count result should be entered as ‘10’ for a platelet count of 10,000.
  • For a platelet count of 5,000, enter “5”.
  • The result must be completed within 24 hours prior to the start of the platelet transfusion event selected for abstraction.
Suggested Data Sources:
  • Anesthesia record
  • Consultation notes
  • Emergency department record
  • History and physical
  • Laboratory report
  • Progress notes
  • Operative report
  • Blood administration form
Additional Notes:
Guidelines for Abstraction:
Inclusion Exclusion
None None

Pre-transfusion Platelet Count
Specifications Manual for Joint Commission National Quality Core Measures (2010A1)
Discharges 04-01-10 (2Q10) through 09-30-10 (3Q10)