The number of stroke patients seen over time may fluctuate particularly when a service undergoes reconfiguration. If a team’s number of cases varies by more than 10% (above or below the current expected cases) then the SSNAP team may be able to adjust the expected number of cases. Where this applies teams are encouraged to contact the SSNAP helpdesk as soon as possible.
Evidence of the total number of stroke cases coded as I61, I63 and I64 should be provided for a minimum of three months. This coded data is ordinarily supplied by the team's information or coding department.
Please make sure the data provided contains the ICD-10 code and the admission and/or discharge date for the patient. Please do not send any patient identifiable information, including NHS number, name, address, GP details, etc.
All coded data must be sent by the data-locking deadline. It is not possible to change the expected figure after the deadline has passed.
To view your current expected cases, follow this link once logged into the SSNAP webtool, and download "Expected cases".
Tip: The above advice is for routinely admitting teams only. If you are a non-routinely admitting team or non-acute inpatient team then your case ascertainment is calculated differently, based on discharges relative to admissions.