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Overall stroke quality measure

The American Heart Association, American Stroke Association, and The Joint Commission have defined ten elements of high quality stroke care:

Prevention of blood clots in stroke patients 
Medication given to ischemic stroke patients at discharge to prevent recurrence of stroke 
Stroke patients with atrial fibrillation prescribed medication at discharge to prevent future strokes 
Initiate stroke treatment in timely manner 
Medication to prevent blood clots for stroke patients timely 
Cholesterol reducing medication prescribed to stroke patients at discharge
Education for stroke patients and families  
Evaluation of stroke patients for rehabilitation care

About this measure

This measure tracks the percentage of stroke patients who received all ten of the recommended stroke care interventions as appropriate to their clinical condition.

Since these are consensus practices, indicating that leading experts recommend them, a higher percentage may indicate that a hospital provides a higher level of patient care.

Note: In this measure, a higher number is better.


Most Recent Available Data (Percent)
  2009 Q2
Northwestern Memorial 87.1
National Database Participant Comparison 61.1
Performance Trend (Percent)
  2008 1 2008 Q2 2008 Q3 2008 Q4 2009 Q1 2009 Q2
Northwestern Memorial 91.6 82.3 95.1 97.8 89.2 87.1
National Database Participant Comparison 44.6 47.9 51.2 54.2 57.2 61.1
Source:The Joint Commission, www.jointcommission.org
PSC Defect-Free
Last UpdateJanuary 12, 2012

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