Measuring the Quality of Care of the Stroke Program
The quality of care given to patients at the Cedars-Sinai Stroke Program is continually monitored and reported to the public.
Among the measures of quality care reported are:
- Types of strokes
- Timely administration of tPA
- Patient education
- Rehab plans
- Discharge destination
- Improvements in functional independence measures
Other measures of the quality of care given to patients at Cedars-Sinai are measures on a hospital-wide basis. These include:
- Nursing excellence
- Preventing hospital-acquired infections
- Surgical care, including infection prevention and blood clot prevention
- Consumer perceptions of Cedars-Sinai
- Patient satisfaction
Cedars-Sinai's Stroke Program is certified as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission the foremost accrediting body in healthcare in the United States. Awarded to centers that pass a rigorous on-site review and a thorough examination of the program and patient care, the certification recognizes the center's commitment to following national standards and guidelines that can significantly improve outcomes for stroke patients.