Impact of delayed transfer of critically ill stroke patients from the Emergency Department to the Neuro-ICU.

@article{Rincon2010ImpactOD,
  title={Impact of delayed transfer of critically ill stroke patients from the Emergency Department to the Neuro-ICU.},
  author={Fred Rincon and Stephan A. Mayer and Juan A Rivolta and Joshua I Stillman and Bernadette Boden-Albala and Mitchell S. V. Elkind and Randolph S. Marshall and Ji Y. Chong},
  journal={Neurocritical care},
  year={2010},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={75-81}
}
BACKGROUND We sought to determine the effect of emergency department length of stay (ED-LOS) on outcomes in stroke patients admitted to the Neurological Intensive Care Unit (NICU). METHODS We collected data on all patients who presented to the ED at a single center from 1st February 2005 to 31st May 2007 with acute ischemic stroke (AIS), intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), or transient ischemic attack (TIA) within 12 h of symptom onset. Data collected included demographics, admission/discharge… CONTINUE READING
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