Feasibility of a hyper-acute stroke unit model of care across England: a modelling analysis

@inproceedings{Allen2017FeasibilityOA,
  title={Feasibility of a hyper-acute stroke unit model of care across England: a modelling analysis},
  author={Michael J. B. Allen and Kerry Pearn and Emma Villeneuve and Thomas Monks and Ken Stein and Martin A. James},
  booktitle={BMJ open},
  year={2017}
}
OBJECTIVES The policy of centralising hyperacute stroke units (HASUs) in England aims to provide stroke care in units that are both large enough to sustain expertise (>600 admissions/year) and dispersed enough to rapidly deliver time-critical treatments (<30 min maximum travel time). Currently, just over half (56%) of patients with stroke access care in such a unit. We sought to model national configurations of HASUs that would optimise both institutional size and geographical access to stroke… CONTINUE READING
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