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Coma - with associated symptoms

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ABI+

March 2022

Coma - with associated symptoms

A state of unconsciousness with no reaction to external stimuli or internal needs which requires the use of life support systems for a period of 96 hours.

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We've removed the need for associated permanent neurological deficit with persisting clinical symptoms and instead have added the use of a life support system for a period of 96 hours. We've updated to an ABI+ definition.

Previous definitions

March 2020

We've removed the drug and alcohol exclusion.

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Coma with associated permanent symptoms

A state of unconsciousness with no reaction to external stimuli or internal needs with associated permanent neurological deficit with persisting clinical symptoms.

For the above definition, the following are not covered:

  • medically induced coma.