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Joint Commission changes to Comprehensive Stroke Measure Set

This year, The Joint Commission will not collect any data on the Comprehensive Stroke (CSTK) measure CSTK-07: Median Time to Revasculation. One of eight measures aimed at treating ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke patients, CSTK-07 was suspended because of difficulties collecting data on the date and time of the first usage of a clot removal device on a patient. The measure is undergoing a review that will determine whether it will be reinstated.

Meanwhile, a new CSTK measure is expected to go into effect on January 1, 2017, although details haven’t been released yet. The Joint Commission will be announcing the measure specifications on its “Specifications Manual for Joint Commission National Quality Measures” webpage.


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About the Author: Brian Ward is an Associate Editor at HCPro working on accreditation, patient safety, and quality news.

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