Journal article

Quality of acute stroke care in a regional Victorian hospital, Australia

Tze Wei Wilson Yang, Md Rafiqul Islam

AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF RURAL HEALTH | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The quality of acute stroke care in a regional Victorian hospital (study hospital) was assessed by comparing with selected standard indicators of Acute Stroke Clinical Care. DESIGN: A retrospective review of records of patients with stroke was performed manually and by reviewing electronic database. SETTING: The study was carried out in Goulburn Valley Health, one of the five regional referral and teaching hospitals in Victoria, Australia. PARTICIPANTS: Patients with stroke who were discharged from the study hospital between October 2015 and March 2016. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Timeliness of brain imaging, proportion of patients thrombolysed if arrived within 4.5 hours of stroke and..

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