Journal article

Implementation of evidence-based stroke care: enablers, barriers, and the role of facilitators.

Tara Purvis, Karen Moss, Sonia Denisenko, Chris Bladin, Dominique A Cadilhac

J Multidiscip Healthc | Published : 2014


A stroke care strategy was developed in 2007 to improve stroke services in Victoria, Australia. Eight stroke network facilitators (SNFs) were appointed in selected hospitals to enable the establishment of stroke units, develop thrombolysis services, and implement protocols. We aimed to explain the main issues being faced by clinicians in providing evidence-based stroke care, and to determine if the appointment of an SNF was perceived as an acceptable strategy to improve stroke care. Face-to-face semistructured interviews were used in a qualitative research design. Interview transcripts were verified by respondents prior to coding. Two researchers conducted thematic analysis of major themes a..

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