Race/ethnicity, quality of care, and outcomes in ischemic stroke.

  title={Race/ethnicity, quality of care, and outcomes in ischemic stroke.},
  author={Lee H Schwamm and Mathew J Reeves and Wenqin Pan and Eric E Smith and M R Frankel and DaiWai M Olson and Xin Zhao and Eric Peterson and Gregg C Fonarow},
  volume={121 13},
BACKGROUND Prior studies suggest differences in stroke care associated with race/ethnicity. We sought to determine whether such differences existed in a population of black, Hispanic, and white patients hospitalized with stroke among hospitals participating in a quality-improvement program. METHODS AND RESULTS We analyzed in-hospital mortality and 7 stroke performance measures among 397,257 patients admitted with ischemic stroke to 1181 hospitals participating in the Get With The Guidelines… CONTINUE READING
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