Multicenter comparison of processes of care between Stroke Units and conventional care wards in Australia.

@article{Cadilhac2004MulticenterCO,
  title={Multicenter comparison of processes of care between Stroke Units and conventional care wards in Australia.},
  author={Dominique A Cadilhac and Joeseph Ibrahim and Dora Claire Pearce and Kathryn J Ogden and John McNeill and Stephen M Davis and Geoffrey Alan Donnan},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2004},
  volume={35 5},
  pages={1035-40}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Approximately 23% of Australian hospitals provide Stroke Units (SUs). Evidence suggests that clinical outcomes are better in SUs than with conventional care. Reasons may include greater adherence to processes of care (PoC). The primary hypothesis was that adherence to selected PoC is greater in SUs than in other acute care models. METHODS Prospective, multicenter, single-blinded design. Models of care investigated: SUs, mobile services, and conventional care. Selected… CONTINUE READING