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Coma

Current definition

March 2020

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.
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We've removed the drug and alcohol exclusion.

 

Previous definitions

ABI+

November 2015

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; and
  • coma secondary to alcohol or drug abuse.