Stroke Defect-Free Care



  • Numerous studies have shown that specific clinical processes can improve outcomes for stroke patients. When a patient receives all of the clinical processes for which he or she is eligible, it is called “defect-free care.” The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association have established treatment guidelines for stroke, and hospitals are measured based on how well they adhere to these guidelines and provide defect-free stroke care. A higher score is better.

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     Percent of stroke patients who received medicine to break up a blood clot.

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    Stroke Patients
    Clinical ProcessPercent of ischemic stroke patients who received medicine to break up a blood clot within three hours after symptoms started. A higher score is better.

     

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     Percent of stroke patients who received medicine known to prevent complications caused by blood clots.

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    Stroke Patients
    Clinical ProcessPercent of ischemic stroke patients who received medicine known to prevent complications caused by blood clots within two days of hospital admission. A higher score is better.

     

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     Percent of stroke patients who received treatment to prevent blood clots from forming.

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    Stroke Patients
    Clinical ProcessPercent of ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke patients who received treatment to prevent blood clots from forming anywhere in the body within two days of hospital admission. A higher score is better.

     

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     Percent of stroke patients who received a prescription to prevent complications caused by blood clots.

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    Stroke Patients
    Clinical ProcessPercent of ischemic stroke patients who received a prescription for medicine known to prevent complications caused by blood clots at discharge. A higher score is better.

     

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     Percent of stroke patients with an irregular heartbeat who were given a prescription for a blood thinner.

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    Stroke Patients
    Clinical ProcessPercent of ischemic stroke patients with a type of irregular heartbeat who were given a prescription for a blood thinner at discharge. A higher score is better.

     

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     Percent of stroke patients prescribed medicine to lower bad cholesterol.

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    Stroke Patients
    Clinical ProcessPercent of ischemic stroke patients needing medicine to lower bad cholesterol, who were given a prescription for this medicine at discharge. A higher score is better.

     

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     Percent of stroke patients or caregivers who received education about stroke care.

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    Stroke Patients
    Clinical ProcessPercent of ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke patients or caregivers who received written educational materials about stroke care and prevention during their hospital stay. A higher score is better.

     

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     Percent of stroke patients who were evaluated for rehabilitation services.

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    Stroke Patients
    Clinical ProcessPercent of ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke patients who were evaluated for rehabilitation services. A higher score is better.

     

     

    Stroke Patients
    Clinical ProcessPercent of ischemic stroke patients who received medicine to break up a blood clot within three hours after symptoms started. A higher score is better.
    Stroke Patients
    Clinical ProcessPercent of ischemic stroke patients who received medicine known to prevent complications caused by blood clots within two days of hospital admission. A higher score is better.
    Stroke Patients
    Clinical ProcessPercent of ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke patients who received treatment to prevent blood clots from forming anywhere in the body within two days of hospital admission. A higher score is better.
    Stroke Patients
    Clinical ProcessPercent of ischemic stroke patients who received a prescription for medicine known to prevent complications caused by blood clots at discharge. A higher score is better.
    Stroke Patients
    Clinical ProcessPercent of ischemic stroke patients with a type of irregular heartbeat who were given a prescription for a blood thinner at discharge. A higher score is better.
    Stroke Patients
    Clinical ProcessPercent of ischemic stroke patients needing medicine to lower bad cholesterol, who were given a prescription for this medicine at discharge. A higher score is better.
    Stroke Patients
    Clinical ProcessPercent of ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke patients or caregivers who received written educational materials about stroke care and prevention during their hospital stay. A higher score is better.
    Stroke Patients
    Clinical ProcessPercent of ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke patients who were evaluated for rehabilitation services. A higher score is better.