Stroke centers have lower mortality

In this large retrospective analysis of a statewide database, patients with acute ischemic stroke had lower mortality and higher thrombolytic use in designated stroke centers, compared to nondesignated centers. For patients with acute ischemic stroke, there is a survival advantage for those admitted to designated stroke centers (abstract)

Danielle Scheurer

Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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