Large Vessel Occlusion Scales Increase Delivery to Endovascular Centers Without Excessive Harm From Misclassifications

@article{Zhao2017LargeVO,
  title={Large Vessel Occlusion Scales Increase Delivery to Endovascular Centers Without Excessive Harm From Misclassifications},
  author={Henry Zhao and Skye Coote and Lauren Pesavento and Leonid P. Churilov and Helen M. Dewey and Stephen M. Davis and Bruce C.V. Campbell},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2017},
  volume={48},
  pages={568–573}
}
Background and Purpose— Clinical large vessel occlusion (LVO) triage scales were developed to identify and bypass LVO to endovascular centers. However, there are concerns that scale misclassification of patients may cause excessive harm. We studied the settings where misclassifications were likely to occur and the consequences of these misclassifications in a representative stroke population. Methods— Prospective data were collected from consecutive ambulance-initiated stroke alerts at 2 stroke… 

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