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UPMC Mercy Stroke Outcomes

The table below lists outcomes measures and how the Comprehensive Stroke Center at UPMC Mercy compares to the national rates based on past achievements. Higher numbers are better.

Stroke Care - CY 2018

Outcome Measure

National
Rates

UPMC
Mercy

Received Defect Free Care
This number shows the percentage of stroke patients who received the recommended stroke care during the hospital stay.
95.4% 94.7%
Blood Clot Prevention
This number shows the percentage of patients who were high risk for forming blood clots in their legs due to trouble walking and were started on prevention treatment.
98.2% 99.7%
Anti-Thrombotic Medication at Discharge
This number shows the percentage of patients who were prescribed medicine to lower the chance of  having another stroke before leaving the hospital.
99.3% 100.0%
Anticoagulant Medication at Discharge for Atrial Fibrillation/Flutter
This number shows the percentage of patients who were prescribed a blood thinner to prevent a stroke linked to atrial fibrillation/flutter.
97.9% 96.9%
tPA Initiation Within 3 Hours After Symptoms Start
This number shows the percentage of patients who came to the emergency department within 3 hours of the start of symptoms and received treatment with IV tPA (intravenous tissue plasminogen activator).
93.1% 87.5%
Anti-Thrombotic Medication by End of Hospital Day Number 2
This number shows the percentage of patients who were prescribed a medicine to lower their chance of stroke by the end of their second day in the hospital.
96.9% 92.9%
Statin Medication at Discharge
This number shows the percentage of patients who were prescribed a medicine when leaving the hospital to lower cholesterol levels.
97.9% 100.0%
Stroke Education Provided 
This number shows the percentage of patients who were given stroke education before leaving the hospital.
95.4% 82.2%
Assessed for Rehabilitation Services
This number shows the percentage of patients who were tested for needing rehabilitation services before leaving the hospital.
99.2% 100.0%
Screening for Dysphagia
This number shows the percentage of patients who were tested for swallowing safety before eating
86.1% 81.5%
Door to CT in less than or equal to 20 minutes
This number shows the percentage of patients who had a CT (computerized tomography) scan of the brain within 20 minutes of arriving at the emergency department.
48.0% 61.6%
Door to tPA in less than 60 minutes
This number shows the percentage of patients who received IV tPA (intravenous tissue plasminogen activator) within 60 minutes of arriving at the emergency department.
92.0% 95.2%
Door to tPA inless than 45 minutes
This number shows the percentage of patients who received IV tPA (intravenous tissue plaminogen activator) within 45 minutes of arriving at the emergency department.
70.4% 56.5%

Carotid Revascularization Outcomes - CY 2018

Outcome Measure

National
Rates

UPMC
Mercy

Patients without signs and symptoms of stroke who had good outcomes after carotid procedure
This number shows the percentage of patients without symptoms of stroke who did well after getting a carotid stent or having carotid surgery.
97.0% 92.9%
Patients with signs and symptoms of stroke who had good outcomes after carotid procedure
This number shows the percentage of patients with symptoms of stroke who did well after getting a carotid stent or having carotid surgery.
94.0% 91.1%

Endovascular Treatment for Acute Stroke - CY 2018

Outcome Measure

National
Rates

UPMC
Mercy

Door to puncture in less than 90 minutes of hospital arrival
This number shows the percentage of patients whose groin is punctured within 90 minutes of arriving to the hospital so the procedure can begin to open up the clogged artery.
70.4% 69.6%
Door to reperfusion in less than 120 minutes of hospital arrival
This number shows the percentage of patients whose blood vessel is opened up within 2 hours of arriving at the hospital so blood flow can be restored.
60.6% 64.2%
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