Regional Evaluation of the Severity-Based Stroke Triage Algorithm for Emergency Medical Services Using Discrete Event Simulation

@article{Bogle2017RegionalEO,
  title={Regional Evaluation of the Severity-Based Stroke Triage Algorithm for Emergency Medical Services Using Discrete Event Simulation},
  author={Brittany M Bogle and Andrew W. Asimos and Wayne D Rosamond},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2017},
  volume={48},
  pages={2827–2835}
}
Background and Purpose— The Severity-Based Stroke Triage Algorithm for Emergency Medical Services endorses routing patients with suspected large vessel occlusion acute ischemic strokes directly to endovascular stroke centers (ESCs). We sought to evaluate different specifications of this algorithm within a region. Methods— We developed a discrete event simulation environment to model patients with suspected stroke transported according to algorithm specifications, which varied by stroke severity… 

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