This data details the number of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke patients who received prophylaxis to prevent venous thromboembolism (VTE) or have documentation why no VTE prophylaxis was given the day of or the day after hospital admission.
Why Is This Treatment Important? Stroke patients are at increased risk of developing VTE, blood clots in the leg veins. Prevention of VTE through the use of prophylactic therapies in at-risk patients is a noted recommendation in numerous clinical practice guidelines.
What the Scores Mean A higher percentage is good because it means more patients received the recommended treatment. However, a lower score does not necessarily indicate poor care. You should consider the overall quality of a facility in addition to individual category scores.
About the Data
The data on this site represent the time period of October 2012 through September 2013 and are the most recent available. They are reported to the Joint Commission as a core measure set in conjunction with the Get with the Guidelines program of the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. For more information, please visit the Joint Commission website and the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Get with the Guidelines website.