New transient ischemic attack and stroke: outpatient management by primary care physicians.

  title={New transient ischemic attack and stroke: outpatient management by primary care physicians.},
  author={Larry B. Goldstein and John Bian and Gregory P Samsa and Arthur J. Bonito and Linda J. Lux and David Bruce Matchar},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  volume={160 19},
BACKGROUND Patients with transient ischemic attack (TIA) or stroke frequently first contact their primary care physician rather than seeking care at a hospital emergency department. The purpose of the present study was to identify a group of patients seen by primary care physicians in an office setting for a first-ever TIA or stroke and characterize their evaluation and management. METHODS Practice audit based on retrospective, structured medical record abstraction from 27 primary care… CONTINUE READING

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