Do the Brain Attack Coalition's criteria for stroke centers improve care for ischemic stroke?

@article{Douglas2005DoTB,
  title={Do the Brain Attack Coalition's criteria for stroke centers improve care for ischemic stroke?},
  author={Vanja C. Douglas and David C. Tong and Leslie Allison Gillum and Shoujun Zhao and Lawrence M. Brass and Jackie Dostal and S C Johnston},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={2005},
  volume={64 3},
  pages={422-7}
}
BACKGROUND In 2000, the Brain Attack Coalition (BAC) recommended 11 major criteria for the establishment of primary stroke centers. The BAC relied heavily on expert opinion because evidence supporting the criteria was sparse. OBJECTIVE To assess primary stroke center elements, based on the criteria proposed by the BAC, with a questionnaire at 34 academic medical centers. METHODS Patient characteristics and outcomes were collected for all patients (n = 16,853) admitted with ischemic stroke… CONTINUE READING