Cerebrovascular Disease

Clinical Measures

Get With the Guidelines Clinical Measure

Get With The Guidelines® (GWTG) is the premier hospital-based quality improvement program for the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association, empowering healthcare provider teams to consistently treat stroke patients using current evidence-based guidelines. Cleveland Clinic uses the GWTG aggregate comparative data for internal quality improvement. 2015 rates are taken from the GWTG-Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center Reporting Tool, “STK-Measure Set” as of February 2018.

Joint Commission Clinical Measure

At this time there are no benchmarks or national comparisons for comprehensive stroke measures. These measures were developed for the management of both ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke patients in hospitals equipped with clinical expertise, infrastructure, and specialized neurointerventional and imaging services needed to provide a higher level of stroke care.