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Stroke

The PMC reviewed relevant performance measures and makes the following recommendations.

Printable version of the recommendations.

 ID # Measure Name Recommendation
NQF 0240
PQRS 31

Stroke and Stroke Rehabilitation: Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Prophylaxis for Ischemic Stroke or Intracranial Hemorrhage
Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of ischemic stroke or intracranial hemorrhage who were administered DVT prophylaxis by the end of hospital day two
Date Reviewed: April 7, 2014

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NQF 0241
PQRS 33

Stroke and Stroke Rehabilitation: Anticoagulant Therapy Prescribed for Atrial Fibrillation at Discharge
Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) with documented permanent, persistent, or paroxysmal atrial fibrillation who were prescribed an anticoagulant at discharge
Date Reviewed: April 7, 2014

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NQF 0243
PQRS 35

Stroke and Stroke Rehabilitation: Screening for Dysphagia
Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of ischemic stroke or intracranial hemorrhage who receive any food, fluids or medication by mouth (PO) for whom a dysphagia screening was performed prior to PO intake in accordance with a dysphagia screening tool approved by the institution in which the patient is receiving care
Date Reviewed: April 7, 2014

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NQF 0244
PQRS 36

Stroke and Stroke Rehabilitation: Rehabilitation Services Ordered
Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of ischemic stroke or intracranial hemorrhage for whom occupational, physical, or speech rehabilitation services were ordered at or prior to inpatient discharge OR documentation that no rehabilitation services are indicated at or prior to inpatient discharge
Date Reviewed: April 7, 2014

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NQF 0325
PQRS 32

Stroke and Stroke Rehabilitation: Discharged on Antithrombotic Therapy
Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) who were prescribed antithrombotic therapy at discharge
Date Reviewed: April 7, 2014

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NQF 0437
PQRS 187

STK 04: Thrombolytic Therapy
This measure captures the proportion of acute ischemic stroke patients who arrive at this hospital within 2 hours of time last known well for whom IV t-PA was initiated at this hospital within 3 hours of time last known well
Date Reviewed: April 7, 2014

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