The rural Prehospital Acute Stroke Triage (PAST) trial protocol: a controlled trial for rapid facilitated transport of rural acute stroke patients to a regional stroke centre.

@article{Garnett2010TheRP,
  title={The rural Prehospital Acute Stroke Triage (PAST) trial protocol: a controlled trial for rapid facilitated transport of rural acute stroke patients to a regional stroke centre.},
  author={A Randolph Garnett and Dianne L Marsden and Mark William Parsons and Debbie A Quain and Neil J Spratt and Allan R Loudfoot and Paul M. Middleton and Christopher Royce Levi},
  journal={International journal of stroke : official journal of the International Stroke Society},
  year={2010},
  volume={5 6},
  pages={506-13}
}
RATIONALE Access to intravenous thrombolysis for acute ischaemic stroke is limited worldwide, particularly in regional and rural areas including in Australia. We are testing the effectiveness of a new rural Prehospital Acute Stroke Triage protocol that includes prehospital assessment and rapid transport of patients from a rural catchment to the major stroke… CONTINUE READING