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April 5, 2022

I have a patient that had an injury a week prior to coming to the hospital.  The patient has a SDH and has a craniotomy 6 hours after arriving to our hospital.  Please help me understand how to answer the below questions. Did patient have an abdominal, vascular, intrathoracic, or cranial surgery? Cranial Surgery…..Initial surgery > 24 hrs. My confusion is that I’m not clear if the question is asking if the surgery was performed greater than 24 hours from hospital arrival or greater than 24 hours from time of injury?

You will report “1 Yes” if the procedure was done at either the referring facility or your facility within 24 hours of injury.

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