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Stroke Care

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Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S., claiming almost 130,000 lives each year. Another 600,000 Americans survive stroke each year. The good news is that treatments are improving, and it is possible to resume a functional life following certain types of stroke, with immediate and proper care.

Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Stroke Prophylaxis By End Of Hospital Day 2

This measures the percentage of stroke patients receiving treatment by day two in the hospital for the prevention of a blood clot in a deep vein (likeliest to occur in the legs). Deep vein clots may travel to the lungs causing a life-threatening condition.

Why this is important.
Discharged On Antithrombotic Therapy

This measures the percentage of stroke patients discharged with the appropriate anti-thrombotic medicine.

Why this is important.
Anticoagulation Therapy For Atrial Fibrillation Or Flutter

This measures the percentage of stroke patients with a common irregular rhythm of the heart prescribed anticoagulants following a stroke.

Why this is important.
Discharged On Statin Medication

This measures the percent of stroke patients with elevated LDL cholesterol who are prescribed a statin medication at hospital discharge.

Why this is important.
Stroke Education

This measures the percentage of stroke patients and/or caregivers who were provided with education and literature regarding risk factors for stroke, stroke symptoms, and emergency management.

Why this is important.
Assessed For Rehabilitation

This measures the percent of stroke patients who were assessed for rehabilitation services.

Why this is important.

Current Data Collection

Virtua Data Range: Apr. 1, 2013 - Mar. 31, 2014
National Data Range: Oct. 1, 2012 - Sept. 30, 2013