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Release Notes:
Data Element
Version 2010B

Data Element Name: Arrival Date-Stroke
Collected For: , STK-10, , , , , , , , , , All Records-Stroke
Definition:The earliest documented month, day, and year the patient arrived at the hospital (for example hospital, emergency room, observation unit)

Suggested Data Collection Question:What was the earliest documented date the patient arrived at the hospital?
Allowable Values:

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

Notes for Abstraction:This may differ from the admission date.
When reviewing ED records do NOT include any documentation from external sources (e.g., ambulance records, physician office records, laboratory reports) obtained prior to arrival. The intent is to utilize any documentation which reflects processes that occurred in the ED or hospital.
  • Do not use ambulance records to determine arrival date
  • Do not use addressographs/stamps
  • If the patient is in an outpatient setting of the hospital (e.g., undergoing dialysis, chemotherapy, or an outpatient procedure) and is subsequently admitted to the hospital, use the date the patient presents to the ED or arrives on the floor for inpatient care as arrival date/time.
Suggested Data Sources:
  • Vital signs graphic record
  • Face sheet
  • Procedure notes
  • Any ED documentation (includes ED vital sign record, ED/Outpatient Registration form or triage record)
  • Nursing admission assessment/admitting note
  • Observation record
Additional Notes:
Guidelines for Abstraction:
Inclusion Exclusion
  • None
  • Addressographs/stamps

Arrival Date-Stroke
Specifications Manual for Joint Commission National Quality Core Measures (2010B)
Discharges 10-01-10 (4Q10) through 03-31-11 (1Q11)