Door to thrombolysis: ER reorganization and reduced delays to acute stroke treatment.

@article{Lindsberg2006DoorTT,
  title={Door to thrombolysis: ER reorganization and reduced delays to acute stroke treatment.},
  author={Perttu J Lindsberg and Olli H{\"a}pp{\"o}l{\"a} and Mikko Kallela and Leena Valanne and Markku J. Kuisma and Markku Kaste},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={2006},
  volume={67 2},
  pages={334-6}
}
The authors reorganized the emergency room (ER) by moving CT to the ER and streamlining triage by prenotification by emergency medical services (EMS), which reduced in-hospital delays and enhanced access to stroke thrombolysis. CT delay dropped from 1 hour 3 minutes +/- 14 minutes in 1999 to 7 +/- 2 minutes in 2004 (p < 0.0001). Door-to-needle time dropped from 1 hour 28 minutes +/- 7 minutes to 50 +/- 3 minutes (p < 0.001), while symptom-to-needle time dropped from 2 hours 44 minutes +/- 6… CONTINUE READING

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