Stroke Volume

MedStar Washington Stroke Volume 2015
Patient Type # of Admission
Ischemic Stroke 651
Intracerebral Hemorrhage 174
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage 81
Transient Ischemic Attack 246
Total 1,152

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

2015 AHA/ASA Get With The Guidelines Data for MedStar Washington
Stroke Performance Measures Compliance Rate*
Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis 94.2
Antithrombotic Prescribed at Discharge 99.1
Anticoagulant Prescribed at Discharge for Afib 94.9
tPA Given Within 3 hours for Acute Stroke 85
Antithrombotic Prescribed by Day 2 96.7
Statin Prescribed at Discharge 97.3
Stroke Education 88.2
Assessed for Rehabilitation 99.0
*National Target Rate is greater than 85% Compliance