Paramedic diagnosis of stroke: Examining long-term use of the melbourne ambulance stroke screen (MASS) in the field

Janet E Bray, Kelly Coughlan, Bill Barger, Christopher Bladin

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Recent evidence suggests the Cincinnati Prehospital Stroke Scale is ineffectively used and lacks sensitivity and specificity. Melbourne (Australia) paramedics have been using the Melbourne Ambulance Stroke Screen (MASS) since 2005. The aim of this study was to review the real-world use of MASS 3 years after citywide implementation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1363 - 1366
Number of pages4
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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