Cardiovascular Health Indicator
Measure: Door-to-Imaging within 25 minutes
|Indicator||Date of Most Recent Measure||Current Measure||Trend|
|Emergency Department Door-to-Imaging within 25 minutes||2018||75.1%||Improving|
- A stroke is a medical emergency. Patients suspected of stroke need to be evaluated as quickly as possible, including getting a brain imaging scan to determine the type of stroke and their eligibility for treatment in the hospital.
- In 2018, approximately three-fourths of stroke patients arriving at Minnesota hospitals met the national stroke treatment goal of having a brain imaging scan initiated within 25 minutes of arriving in the emergency department.
- The number of patients meeting this goal has improved over the last few years, but there are differences between hospitals designated as Primary or Comprehensive Stoke Centers or Acute Stroke Ready Hospitals by the Minnesota Department of Health and hospitals who have not received designation for their stroke care.