A stroke occurs when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted or severely reduced, depriving the brain of the oxygen necessary to function properly.
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has collaborated with The Joint Commission to offer Primary and Comprehensive Stroke Center Certifications in a program known as Get with the Guildelines®.
The program was designed by national stroke experts using best practices and clinical science to identify key aspects of successful stroke care to support the best patient outcomes.
The quality measures below tell you how well Duke University Hospital follows those recommended guidelines for treating stroke. Click a link to compare Duke scores with state and national averages.