Prehospital Notification from the Emergency Medical Service Reduces the Transfer and Intra-Hospital Processing Times for Acute Stroke Patients

@inproceedings{Bae2010PrehospitalNF,
  title={Prehospital Notification from the Emergency Medical Service Reduces the Transfer and Intra-Hospital Processing Times for Acute Stroke Patients},
  author={Hyo-Jin Bae and Dae-Hyun Kim and Nam-Tae Yoo and Jae Hyung Choi and Jae-Taeck Huh and J-K Cha and Sung Kwun Kim and Jeom Sig Choi and Jae Woo Kim},
  booktitle={Journal of clinical neurology},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE There is little information available about the effects of Emergency Medical Service (EMS) hospital notification on transfer and intrahospital processing times in cases of acute ischemic stroke. METHODS This study retrospectively investigated the real transfer and imaging processing times for cases of suspected acute stroke (AS) with EMS notification of a requirement for intravenous (IV) tissue-type plasminogen activator (t-PA) and for cases without notification. Also… CONTINUE READING
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