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Ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke patients or caregivers who received written educational materials about stroke care and prevention during the hospital stay

Description of Measure

Educating patients with ischemic stroke and hemorrhagic stroke and their caregivers about stroke care and prevention helps patients live healthier lives and reduces health care costs.

Why is this Important?

During the hospital stay, hospital staff should give stroke patients and caregivers written information on:

  • How to activate the hospital emergency system
  • The importance of doing follow-up after being released from the hospital
  • Medicines prescribed at discharge
  • What increases the chance of stroke
  • Warning signs and symptoms of stroke

This measure shows the percentage of patients with an ischemic stroke or a hemorrhagic stroke or their caregivers who received written information about these topics during their hospital stay.

 

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All descriptions and data sources are reported from Hospital Compare.

Data reported are based on discharges from 2nd Quarter 2012 through 1st Quarter 2013

 

Pneumonia can be extremely dangerous and even life threatening. We stress to our patients that they get annual flu shots. Taking proper precautions throughout their daily lives are also important measures to avoid infections that cause pneumonia. Eating a balanced diet, getting plenty of rest and practicing good hand hygiene are always encouraged.

 

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