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February 17, 2021

Can you please clarify for me the following exclusion: An injury that occurs after hospital admission is considered a complication of medical care and should not be reported. Does this mean if an injury occurred while the patient was in the ED, it should be excluded?

Yes, if the injury occurs after the patient is in your hospital being treated, then that is not a qualifying injury.

The idea is that those patients are being reviewed through another quality review in your hospital, so are not picked up for PTOS or NTDS.

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