Five Years of Acute Stroke Unit Care: Comparing ASU and Non-ASU Admissions and Allied Health Involvement

@inproceedings{Hubbard2014FiveYO,
  title={Five Years of Acute Stroke Unit Care: Comparing ASU and Non-ASU Admissions and Allied Health Involvement},
  author={Isobel J Hubbard and Malcolm Evans and Sarah McMullen-Roach and J. L. Brotons Marquez and Mark William Parsons},
  booktitle={Stroke research and treatment},
  year={2014}
}
Background. Evidence indicates that Stroke Units decrease mortality and morbidity. An Acute Stroke Unit (ASU) provides specialised, hyperacute care and thrombolysis. John Hunter Hospital, Australia, admits 500 stroke patients each year and has a 4-bed ASU. Aims. This study investigated hospital admissions over a 5-year period of all strokes patients and of all patients admitted to the 4-bed ASU and the involvement of allied health professionals. Methods. The study retrospectively audited 5-year… CONTINUE READING