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Stroke and Stroke Rehabilitation: Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Prophylaxis for Ischemic Stroke or Intracranial Hemorrhage

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of ischemic stroke or intracranial hemorrhage who were administered DVT prophylaxis by the end of hospital day two

Date Reviewed: April 7, 2014

Measure Info

NQF 0240CMS 031NQF Endorsement Removed
Measure Type: 
Process
Measure Steward: 
American Academy of Neurology
Clinical Topic Area: 
Stroke

Care Setting: 
Inpatient
Data Source: 
Claims
Electronic Health Records
Registry

ACP does not support measure NQF 0240: “Stroke and Stroke Rehabilitation: Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Prophylaxis for Ischemic Stroke or Intracranial Hemorrhage” because it includes all stroke patients despite the fact that some may not be appropriate candidates for DVT prophylaxis. ACP Guidelines strongly recommend risk assessment to identify patients for whom DVT prophylaxis is indicated.