A stroke is an attack on the brain. It cuts off vital blood flow and oxygen to the brain. When brain cells die during a stroke, abilities such as speech, memory and movement can be significantly impacted. Recognizing the symptoms and acting quickly to prevent and treat strokes can significantly improve outcomes for patients. Annually, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center treats more than 1,000 patients with symptoms of stroke.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) collects data on measures related to the care of patients who had a stroke. The stroke readmission measure assesses the unplanned readmission rate within 30 days of discharge for patients hospitalized with an acute ischemic stroke. The stroke mortality measure assesses the mortality rate within 30 days of admission for patients hospitalized because of a stroke.
Timely Stroke Care
Effective Stroke Care