Stroke Volume

MedStar Washington Hospital Center: Stroke Volume 2019
Patient Type # of Admission
Ischemic Stroke 551
Intracerebral Hemorrhage 188
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage 100
Transient Ischemic Attack 134
Total 973

The Joint Commission collaborates with the American Heart Association (AHA)/American Stroke Association (ASA) to develop performance measures for Primary Stroke Centers, the first advanced-level certification program that is designed to recognize primary stroke centers that make exceptional efforts to foster better outcomes for stroke patient care. MedStar Washington Hospital Center has received the American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke Gold Performance Achievement Award for 5 consecutive years by reaching the goal of treating stroke patients with 85% or higher compliance to core standard levels of care.

Stroke National Performance Measures

2019 AHA/ASA Get With The Guidelines Data for MedStar Washington
Stroke Performance Measures Compliance Rate*
Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis 98.6
Antithrombotic Prescribed at Discharge 99.6
Anticoagulant Prescribed at Discharge for Afib 100
tPA Given Within 3 hours for Acute Stroke 97.4
Antithrombotic Prescribed by Day 2 96.6
Statin Prescribed at Discharge 98.3
Stroke Education 97.6
Assessed for Rehabilitation 99.4
*National Target Rate is greater than 85% Compliance


Additional stroke performance measures for procedures and interventions at MedStar Washington Hospital Center (2019):

  • Serious complication rates for carotid endarterectomy and carotid stenting are better than the national benchmark (<6% for symptomatic ICA stenosis and <3% for asymptomatic ICA stenosis).
  • Serious complication rates for diagnostic cerebral angiogram are better than the national benchmark (<1%).