Ischemic Stroke Hospital Outcomes Reports

Ischemic Stroke: Hospital Outcomes in California provides information on the quality of ischemic stroke care at California’s acute care hospitals.

Stroke is the number four leading cause of death in the United States and the number two leading cause of death globally. It is the most common cause for long-term disability. A stroke occurs every 40 seconds, and a stroke death occurs every four minutes.

The following reports focus on the most common type of stroke, ischemic stroke*, which occurs when an artery supplying blood to the brain becomes blocked. Timely interventions of ischemic strokes are critical to reduce mortality, morbidity and disability.

*These reports do not provide information on hemorrhagic stroke, which is caused by a leaking or burst blood vessel.

2014-2015 Report

2013-2014 Report

2012-2013 Report

2011-2012 Report

Data Pulse – Why Use Risk-Adjustment?

Read the Data Pulse to find out the purpose of risk-adjustment comparisons in OSHPD data.