Are suspected stroke patients identified by paramedics transported to appropriate stroke centres in Victoria, Australia?

Janet Elizabeth Bray, Kelly Coughlan, Ian Mosley, Bill Barger, Christopher Bladin

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Abstract

Emergency medical services (EMS) are vital to ensuring acute stroke patients are transported to thrombolysis and/or stroke unit centres. This 6-month audit of Victorian EMS cases found the majority of suspected acute strokes are transported to appropriate stroke centres. However, there is still room for improvement, in particular, strategies to improve access to stroke services in some rural regions and to ensure patients/relatives are fully informed when requesting transport to a non-stroke service hospital.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)515 - 518
Number of pages4
JournalInternal Medicine Journal
Volume44
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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