Stroke unit care in a real-life setting: can results from randomized controlled trials be translated into every-day clinical practice? An observational study of hospital data in a large Australian population.

@article{Gattellari2009StrokeUC,
  title={Stroke unit care in a real-life setting: can results from randomized controlled trials be translated into every-day clinical practice? An observational study of hospital data in a large Australian population.},
  author={Melina Gattellari and John Worthington and B. Jalaludin and Mohammed Mohsin},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2009},
  volume={40 1},
  pages={10-7}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE In randomized trials, acute stroke units are associated with improved patient outcomes. However, it is unclear whether this evidence can be successfully translated into routine clinical practice. We aimed to determine the effect of a coordinated rollout of funding for 22 stroke units on patient outcomes in Australia. METHODS A multicenter observational study was undertaken using health administrative data recording admissions for a primary diagnosis of ischemic stroke… CONTINUE READING
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