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Stroke patients are 70 percent more likely to continue taking their stroke prevention medications one year later if they have a prescription in hand when discharged – according to researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES).
Administering a clot-dissolving drug to stroke victims quickly — ideally within the first 60 minutes after they arrive at a hospital emergency room — is crucial to saving their lives, preserving their brain function and reducing disability.
Several key elements in systems of care can reduce stroke deaths and disabilities.
An integrated system of stroke care delivery in Ontario, Canada, has resulted in fewer deaths from stroke and fewer discharges to long-term care facilities because of better access to optimal stroke care.
Award demonstrates the New York Hospital's commitment to quality care for stroke patients. Mt.
People having an ischemic stroke should receive clot-dissolving therapy – if appropriate -- within 60 minutes of arriving at the hospital.
As part of the Affordable Care Act, hospitals and medical centers are required to report their quality-of-care and risk-standardized outcomes for stroke and other common medical conditions.
The mantra in stroke care is “time is brain.”
Depression is more prevalent among stroke and transient ischemic attack survivors than in the general population.