Clinical Performance Measures for Adults Hospitalized With Acute Ischemic Stroke

Published: September 25, 2014

Science News on light gray background
  • At the heart of this document is the notion of “building healthier lives free of heart disease and stroke” through clinical performance measures.
  • There are 691,000 hospitalizations for ischemic stroke each year with in-hospital mortality of 7%. Stroke is the 4th leading cause of death, leaving stroke a major public health problem.
  • In 2011, the AHA/ASA formed the Stroke Performance Measures Oversight Committee (SPOC) that oversees the development of stroke performance measures for the AHA/ASA.