Journal article

Variations in Quality Indicators of Acute Stroke Care in 6 European Countries The European Implementation Score (EIS) Collaboration

Silke Wiedmann, Bo Norrving, Tim Nowe, Sonia Abilleira, Kjell Asplund, Martin Dennis, Peter Hermanek, Anthony Rudd, Vincent Thijs, Charles DA Wolfe, Peter U Heuschmann

Stroke | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2012

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Quality indicators serve as standards of care by which performance of individual hospitals is measured. Although several audits for monitoring quality of stroke care have been established in Europe, there is currently no consensus on quality indicators for acute stroke care or for methodology for collecting information on these measures. METHODS: An up-to-date inventory on European stroke audits in place in 2006 was performed in the course of a project funded by the European Union (European Implementation Score Collaboration [EIS]). Two regional (Flanders, Belgium; Catalonia, Spain) and 4 national (Germany, Scotland, Sweden, England/Wales/Northern Ireland) stroke audi..

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