Effective Clinical Care

Venous Thromboembolism Patients with Anticoagulation Overlap Therapy

Last updated: May 17, 2016

Measure Description:

This measure assesses the number of patients diagnosed with confirmed VTE who received an overlap of parenteral (intravenous [IV] or subcutaneous [subcu]) anticoagulation and warfarin therapy. For patients who received less than five days of overlap therapy, they should be discharged on both medications or have a reason for discontinuation of overlap therapy.

Thrombolytic Therapy

Last updated: May 17, 2016

Measure Description:

Acute ischemic stroke patients who arrive at this hospital within 2 hours of time last known well and for whom t-PA was initiated at this hospital within 3 hours of time last known well.

Depression Remission at Twelve Months

Last updated: May 17, 2016

Measure Description:

Adult patients age 18 and older with major depression or dysthymia and an initial PHQ-9 score > 9 who demonstrate remission at twelve months defined as PHQ-9 score less than 5. This measure applies to both patients with newly diagnosed and existing depression whose current PHQ-9 score indicates a need for treatment