BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Thrombolysis in acute stroke is effective up to 4.5 hours after symptom onset but relies on early recognition, prompt arrival in hospital, and timely brain scanning. This study aimed to establish the cost-effectiveness of increasing thrombolysis rates through a series of hypothetical change strategies designed to optimize the acute care pathway for stroke. METHODS: A decision-tree model was constructed, which relates the acute management of patients with suspected stro...Expand abstract
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Birmingham and Black Country Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care Investigators
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Cost-effectiveness of optimizing acute stroke care services for thrombolysis.
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