OHSU

Quality Achievement Awards and National Benchmarks

Gold Plus Achievement Award for Quality in 2012

The Oregon Stroke Center at OHSU has been consistently recognized for quality achievement by the American Heart Association. To receive the “Get With The Guidelines”—Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award, OHSU rigorously followed the treatment guidelines in the Get With The Guidelines—Stroke program for the past four years. These included aggressive use of medications like tPA, antithrombotics, anticoagulation therapy, VTE prophylaxis, cholesterol reducing drugs, and tobacco cessation. The Oregon Stroke Center continually reaches the 90% compliance level needed to sustain this award.

Outcomes

We are proud to report that our serious complication rates for interventional stroke procedures meet or are better than the national benchmarks established by the American Heart Association, the American Stroke Association and The Joint Commission. These interventional stroke procedures include diagnostic angiogram, a test used to evaluate the cause of stroke in some patients; carotid stenting, a procedure used to prevent stroke in some patients; and aneurysm coiling, a procedure to keep an aneurysm (a weak area in a blood vessel in the brain) from popping (hemorrhage).

National Benchmark

How are we doing?

Compliance with American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines Stroke Measures at or above 90%. compliant
Compliant
Serious complication rates for diagnostic angiogram outperform the national benchmark. compliant
Compliant
Serious complication rates for carotid stenting are better than the national benchmark. compliant
Compliant
Serious complication rates for cerebral aneurysm coiling are better than the national benchmark. compliant
Compliant

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