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Our Current Numbers -- Stroke

To monitor the quality of care, we track specific quality measures and compare them to benchmark measures. We publish these quality measures so you can draw your own conclusions regarding your health care choices. For additional detailed information select the "click for details" button on the left.

Important Note

Hospital Compare numbers come from Hospital Compare, an online tool provided by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Current Numbers are compiled by University Hospital's Performance Improvement Office.

Note: Higher percentages are better for all measures listed unless noted.

Click for details University: Hospital Compare Numbers, April 2012 to March 2013 University: Current Numbers 
Fourth Quarter 2013
     
  Ischemic stroke patients who got medicine to break up a blood clot within 3 hours after symptoms started  
     
Not available1 83.3%
     
  Ischemic stroke patients who received medicine known to prevent complications caused by blood clots within 2 days of arriving at the hospital  
     
100% 100%
     
  Ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke patients who received treatment to keep blood clots from forming anywhere in the body within 2 days of arriving at the hospital  
     
96% 100%
     
  Ischemic stroke patients who received a prescription for medicine known to prevent complications caused by blood clots before discharge  
     
100% 100%
     
  Ischemic stroke patients with a type of irregular heartbeat who were given a prescription for a blood thinner at discharge  
     
Not available1 100%
     
  Ischemic stroke patients needing medicine to lower cholesterol, who were given a prescription for this medicine before discharge  
     
100% 100%
     
  Ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke patients or caregivers who received written educational materials about stroke care and prevention during the hospital stay  
     
86% 100%
     
  Ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke patients who were evaluated for rehabilitation services  
     
100% 99%
     
  Comparison Numbers -- Stroke  
     
     
  How We Compare  
     

Please note: The information presented on this web site is in no way a guarantee of results. Please talk with your physician if you have questions or concerns about your care at University Hospital.

1: The number of cases/patients is too few to report.

Updated: 4-21-14

 

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