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Title: Stroke treatment outcomes in hospitals with and without Stroke Units.
Other Titles: Resultados en el tratamiento del ictus en hospitales con y sin Unidad de Ictus.
Authors: Masjuan, J
Gállego Culleré, J
Ignacio García, E
Mira Solves, J J
Ollero Ortiz, A
Vidal de Francisco, D
López-Mesonero, L
Bestué, M
Albertí, O
Acebrón, F
Navarro Soler, I M
Keywords: Atención centrada en el paciente;Atención urgente;Calidad asistencial;Care quality;Emergency care;Hospital;Ictus;Indicadores de calidad;Patient-centred care;Quality indicators;Stroke
metadata.dc.subject.mesh: Aged
Health Resources
Prospective Studies
Surveys and Questionnaires
Thrombolytic Therapy
Treatment Outcome
Issue Date: 1-Nov-2017
Abstract: Organisational capacity in terms of resources and care circuits to shorten response times in new stroke cases is key to obtaining positive outcomes. This study compares therapeutic approaches and treatment outcomes between traditional care centres (with stroke teams and no stroke unit) and centres with stroke units. We conducted a prospective, quasi-experimental study (without randomisation of the units analysed) to draw comparisons between 2 centres with stroke units and 4 centres providing traditional care through the neurology department, analysing a selection of agreed indicators for monitoring quality of stroke care. A total of 225 patients participated in the study. In addition, self-administered questionnaires were used to collect patients' evaluations of the service and healthcare received. Centres with stroke units showed shorter response times after symptom onset, both in the time taken to arrive at the centre and in the time elapsed from patient's arrival at the hospital to diagnostic imaging. Hospitals with stroke units had greater capacity to respond through the application of intravenous thrombolysis than centres delivering traditional neurological care. Centres with stroke units showed a better fit to the reference standards for stroke response time, as calculated in the Quick study, than centres providing traditional care through the neurology department.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1016/j.nrl.2017.06.001
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