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.
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