Journal article

Implementation of regional Acute Stroke Care Map increases thrombolysis rates for acute ischaemic stroke in Chinese urban area in only 3 months

Yi Sui, Jianfeng Luo, Chunyao Dong, Liqiang Zheng, Weijin Zhao, Yao Zhang, Ying Xian, Huaguang Zheng, Bernard Yan, Mark Parsons, Li Ren, Ying Xiao, Haoyue Zhu, Lijie Ren, Qi Fang, Yi Yang, Weidong Liu, Bing Xu

STROKE AND VASCULAR NEUROLOGY | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The rate of intravenous thrombolysis for acute ischaemic stroke remains low in China. We investigated whether the implementation of a citywide Acute Stroke Care Map (ASCaM) is associated with an improvement of acute stroke care quality in a Chinese urban area. METHODS: The ASCaM comprises 10 improvement strategies and has been implemented through a network consisting of 20 tertiary hospitals. We identified 7827 patients with ischaemic stroke admitted from April to October 2017, and 506 patients underwent thrombolysis were finally included for analysis. RESULTS: Compared with 'pre-ASCaM period', we observed an increased rate of administration of tissue plasminogen activator within..

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Grants

Awarded by Shenyang Committee of Science and Technology


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by grants from China Cardiovascular Association (2017--CCA--VG-048) and Shenyang Committee of Science and Technology (18-014-4-51) to Dr YS.