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Quality Measures: Stroke Care

During a stroke, blood stops flowing to your brain. Ischemic strokes are caused by a blood clot that blocks a blood vessel. Hemorrhagic strokes are caused by a broken blood vessel.

Timely Stroke Care

Count on prompt assessment and treatment for stroke at Mount Auburn Hospital.

Brain Scan Results Within 45 Minutes of Hospital Arrival

This data shows the number of patients who arrive at the emergency department within two hours of the onset of stroke symptoms get a head CT or MRI scan performed and interpreted within 45 minutes of their arrival.

Mount Auburn Hospital 100%
State of Massachusetts Avg 77%
United States Avg 66%

Thrombolytic Therapy Within Three Hours of the Start of Symptoms

This data shows the number of ischemic stroke patients who received medication to break up blood clots (intravenous recombinant tissue plasminogen activator) within three hours of the onset of their stroke symptoms.

Mount Auburn Hospital 100%
State of Massachusetts Avg 84%
United States Avg 81%

Antithrombotic Therapy By End of Second Day in Hospital

This data shows the number of ischemic stroke patients who received medications to prevent and treat blood clots during their first two days in the hospital following a stroke.

Mount Auburn Hospital 100%
State of Massachusetts Avg 99%
United States Avg 98%

Effective Stroke Care

At Mount Auburn Hospital, you or your loved ones benefit from stroke care that meets or exceeds national standards.

Received Stroke Education Materials

This data shows the number of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke patients (and/or their caregivers) who received information during their hospital visit about:

  • Activating an emergency medical system
  • Follow-up after discharge
  • Medication prescribed at discharge
  • Risk factors for stroke
  • Warning signs and symptoms of stroke
Mount Auburn Hospital 100%
State of Massachusetts Avg 98%
United States Avg 98%

Assessed for Rehabilitation

This data shows the number of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke patients who were assessed for or received rehabilitation services to prevent complications, minimize impairments and maximize function.

Mount Auburn Hospital 99%
State of Massachusetts Avg 98%
United States Avg 98%

Ischemic Stroke Patients Given a Prescription for a Statin at Discharge

Statins may reduce your risk for another stroke because they can help lower cholesterol.

Mount Auburn Hospital 99%
State of Massachusetts Avg 98%
United States Avg 97%

Ischemic Stroke Patients Given a Prescription for Antithrombotic Therapy at Discharge

Antithrombotic medications prevent and treat blood clots.

Mount Auburn Hospital 100%
State of Massachusetts Avg 100%
United States Avg 99%

Ischemic Stroke Patients Given a Prescription for Anticoagulation Therapy at Discharge

Anticoagulants are blood-thinning medications that slow or prevent blood clots.

Mount Auburn Hospital 95%
State of Massachusetts Avg 96%
United States Avg 97%

Readmission Rate 30 Days After Hospital Discharge

This data reflects rates of unplanned hospital readmission within 30 days of being discharged after treatment for stroke.

Mount Auburn Hospital 12%

Learn About Stroke Care

Learn more about stroke care at Mount Auburn Hospital or view our network of providers to search for a doctor by name, specialty, gender or location.

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