The Joint Commission rarely identifies no “Requirements for Improvement” in its surveys of stroke centers. A stroke program leader shares how we achieved that result in our latest recertification review.
A Cleveland Clinic neurosurgeon argues that states should follow their model for Level 1 trauma centers in making policy for emergency medical transport of stroke patients.
A Cleveland Clinic study presented at the 2018 International Stroke Conference suggests these units may help bypass interhospital transfers for patients requiring thrombectomy.
The answer is yes, according to a new national database analysis, but the differences are limited and fairly focused on promptness of reperfusion therapy.