Get With the Guidelines-Stroke is associated with sustained improvement in care for patients hospitalized with acute stroke or transient ischemic attack.

@article{Schwamm2009GetWT,
  title={Get With the Guidelines-Stroke is associated with sustained improvement in care for patients hospitalized with acute stroke or transient ischemic attack.},
  author={Lee H Schwamm and Gregg C Fonarow and Mathew J Reeves and Wenqin Pan and M R Frankel and Eric E Smith and Gray Ellrodt and Christopher Paul Cannon and Li Liang and Eric Peterson and Kenneth A LaBresh},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2009},
  volume={119 1},
  pages={107-15}
}
BACKGROUND Adherence to evidence-based guidelines for treatment of stroke or transient ischemic attack is suboptimal. We sought to establish whether participation in Get With the Guidelines-Stroke was associated with improvements in adherence. METHODS AND RESULTS This prospective, nonrandomized, national quality improvement program measured adherence to guideline recommendations in 322 847 hospitalized patients discharged with a diagnosis of ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack. A… CONTINUE READING

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