Journal article

An Observational Study of Acute Stroke Care in Four Countries: The European Registers of Stroke Study

I Wellwood, P Langhorne, C McKevitt, J Bernhardt, AG Rudd, CDA Wolfe

CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASES | KARGER | Published : 2009

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The European Registers Of Stroke (EROS) project aimed to assess outcomes of stroke care across Europe, relating these to both case mix information from disease-specific population registers and the quality of stroke care provided at each centre. This included comparing information on quality of care with direct observation of the stroke care process in 4 centres. METHODS: Direct non-participant observational methods were used on a purposive sample of first-stroke patients admitted within the past 14 days to an acute-stroke unit or ward that admits stroke patients in 4 urban hospital sites in London, UK, Dijon, France, Kaunas, Lithuania, and St. Petersburg, Russia. We recorded pat..

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