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Stroke

A stroke is an acute neurological injury that occurs when the blood supply to a part of brain is interrupted. Since the affected part of the brain no longer receives enough oxygen, brain cells can begin to die or become damaged; the local brain function can become impaired. Stroke is a medical emergency and can cause permanent neurological damage, and even death, if not promptly diagnosed and treated. A stroke is also called a Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA).

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Better Than U.S. Average At or Near U.S. Average Worse Than U.S. Average No National Average
or Too Few Cases

How To Read This Report:
An explanation of the scores and how the cell coloring relates to them.

Desired Performance

This indicates if a high or low score is best for this metric. In some case the desired performance will be neutral. In this case the desired performance is neither high or low and a color rating is not assigned to the statistic of that metric..

Measures

Deep Vein Thrombosis Prophylaxis High   95 %
Discharged on Antithrombotics High   98 % 100 %
Patients with Atrial Fibrillation Receiving Anticoagulation Therapy High   96 % 100 %
Patients who arrive within 120 minutes of time last known well and have IV tPA adminsitered within 180 minutes High   85 % 88.9 %
Antithrombotic Medication within 48 Hours of Hospitalization High   97 % 100 %
Discharged on Cholesterol Reducing Medication High   93 % 99.5 %
Stroke Education High   88 % 100 %
A Plan for Rehabilitation was Considered High   97 % 100 %
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Last Updated 01/29/2010