Reducing the door-to-needle time for patients with acute ischemic stroke based on the quality improvement program of PDCA cycle

@inproceedings{Qin2017ReducingTD,
  title={Reducing the door-to-needle time for patients with acute ischemic stroke based on the quality improvement program of PDCA cycle},
  author={Shan Qin and Zhong Zhang and Xue-yi Wang and Xingyi Cao and S. Tan and Qing Zou and Zhenqin Liao and L. Chen},
  year={2017}
}
Objective To investigate the role of reducing the door-to-needle time for patients with acute ischemic stroke based on the quality improvement program of PDCA cycle. Methods Consecutive patients with acute ischemic stroke admitted to hospital were registered prospectively from January 1, 2016 to September 30, 2016. Questionnaires and time tracking method were used to investigate the door-to-needle (DNT) and its influencing factors. PDCA cycle method was used to improve the stroke channel… Expand