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Release Notes:
Data Element
Version 2010B

Data Element Name: Pre-transfusion Platelet Count
Collected For:
Definition:Documentation of the closest platelet count completed before the first non-emergent platelet unit was transfused was ≤ 10 x 109/L.
Suggested Data Collection Question:Was the closest platelet count documented prior to the first non-emergent platelet transfusion ≤ 10 x 109/L?
Allowable Values:

Y (Yes) There was documentation of a pre-transfusion platelet count ≤ 10 x 109/L prior to the first platelet transfusion.

N (No) There was no documentation of a pre-transfusion platelet ≤ 10 x 109/L prior to the first platelet transfusion or unable to determine from medical record documentation.

Notes for Abstraction:
  • Review the closest platelet count to the first platelet transfusion.
  • The pre-transfusion result must be completed within 24 hours prior to the initiation of the platelet transfusion selected for abstraction.
Suggested Data Sources:
  • Anesthesia record
  • Blood administration form
  • Consultation notes
  • Emergency department record
  • History and physical
  • Laboratory reports
  • Operative report
  • Progress notes
  • Additional Notes:
    Guidelines for Abstraction:
    Inclusion Exclusion
    None None

    Pre-transfusion Platelet Count
    Specifications Manual for Joint Commission National Quality Core Measures (2010B)
    Discharges 10-01-10 (4Q10) through 03-31-11 (1Q11)