Quality Measures

At the UC Comprehensive Stroke Center, we hold ourselves to the highest standards in clinical care. Once a stroke has occurred, it is important to receive care quickly to achieve the best possible outcomes. UCMC is one of a few hospitals in the region able to provide treatment for strokes, including an angiogram for appropriate patients.

Measuring the time it takes to receive this treatment is a quality measure we take seriously.

Measurements:

From arrival at hospital to procedure start*

Goal

Actual

FY 2013 (July 2012 – June 2013)

75.0% of patients start < 2 hours

73%<2 hours
(34 minutes)

FY 2014 (July 2013 – June 2014)

75.0% of patients start < 2 hours

77%<2 hours
(52 minutes)

July-Sept 2014 (Q1 2014)

75.0% of patients start < 2 hours

 100%<2 hours
(56 minutes)

From procedure start to treatment of stroke**

Goal

Actual

FY 2013 (July 2012 – June 2013)

50% of patients start < 45 minutes

66.7%<45 minutes
(40 minutes)

FY 2014 (July 2013 – June 2014)

50% of patients start < 45 minutes

75%<45 minutes
(28 minutes)

July-Sept 2014 (Q1 2014)

50% of patients start < 45 minutes

75%<45 minutes
(32 minutes)

* Procedure start is defined as when the patient is prepped for their procedure

** Treatment of stroke is defined as revascularization treatment

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