Percentage of patients who receive defect-free care.

Chart of defect free care

Dysphagia Screen

Percent of Stroke patients who undergo screening for dysphagia with an evidence-based bedside testing protocol approved by the hospital before being given any food, fluids, or medication by mouth

Stroke Education

Percent of patients with Stroke or TIA or their caregivers who were given education and/or educational materials during the hospital stay addressing ALL of the following: personal risk factors for stroke, warning signs for stroke, activation of emergency medical system, need for follow-up after discharge, and medications prescribed.

Rehabilitation Considered

Percent of patients with Stroke who were assessed for rehabilitation services.

Time to Intravenous Thrombolytic Therapy - 60 min

Percent of acute ischemic stroke patients receiving intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) therapy during the hospital stay who have a time from hospital arrival to initiation of thrombolytic therapy administration (door-to-needle time) of 60 minutes or less. 

LDL Documented

Percent of ischemic stroke or TIA patients with a documented Lipid profile. 

Intensive Statin Therapy

Percent of Ischemic Stroke and TIA patients who are discharged with Intensive Statin Therapy 

IV rt-PA Arrive by 3.5 Hour, Treat by 4.5 Hour

Percent of acute ischemic stroke patients who arrive at the hospital within 210 minutes (3.5 hours) of time last known well and for whom IV t-PA was initiated at this hospital within 270 minutes (4.5 hours) of time last known well.

NIHSS Reported

Percent of ischemic stroke and stroke not otherwise specified patients with a score reported for NIH Stroke Scale (Initial)