Sonoma Valley Hospital

Stroke Care - How Do We Compare?

At Sonoma Valley Hospital, we strive to provide the best care possible. To monitor the quality of our care, we track quality “core” measures as required by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, and compare them to national benchmarks.

SVH 2014
100%

National Average
96%

Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Prophylaxis

This measure shows the percentage of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke patients who received VTE prophylaxis or have documentation why no VTE prophylaxis was given the day of or the day after hospital admission. Stroke patients are at increased risk of developing venous thromboembolism (VTE). Prevention of VTE, through the use of prophylactic therapies, in at-risk patients is a noted recommendation in numerous clinical practice guidelines.

SVH 2014
95%

National Average
99%

Discharged on Antithrombotic Therapy

This measure shows how often antithrombotic therapy was prescribed to ischemic stroke patients at the time they are discharged from the hospital. Data at this time suggest that antithrombotic therapy should be prescribed at discharge following acute ischemic stroke to reduce stroke mortality and morbidity as long as no contraindications exist.

SVH 2014
100%

National Average
96%

Anticoagulation Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation/Flutter

This measure shows how often anticoagulation therapy was prescribed to ischemic stroke patients with atrial fibrillation/flutter at the time they are discharged from the hospital. Nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) is a common arrhythmia and an important risk factor for stroke. It is one of several conditions and lifestyle factors that have been identified as risk factors for stroke. The administration of anticoagulation therapy, unless there are contraindications, is an established effective strategy in preventing recurrent stroke in high stroke risk-atrial fibrillation patients with TIA or prior stroke.

SVH 2014
100%

National Average
97%

Assessed for Rehabilitation

This measure shows how many ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke patients were assessed for rehabilitation services. A considerable body of evidence indicates better clinical outcomes when patients with stroke are treated in a setting that provides coordinated, multidisciplinary stroke-related evaluation and services. Effective rehabilitation interventions initiated early following stroke can enhance the recovery process and minimize functional disability.

SVH 2014
88%

National Average
96%

Discharged on Statin Medication

Ischemic stroke patients with LDL greater than or equal to 100 mg/dL, or LDL not measured, or who were on a lipid-lowering medication prior to hospital arrival are prescribed statin medication at hospital discharge. An elevated serum lipid level has been a well-documented risk factor for coronary artery disease. Studies convincingly demonstrate that intensive lipid lowering therapy using statin medication is associated with a dramatic reduction in the rate of recurrent ischemic stroke and major coronary events.

 

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