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The association between prehospital care and in-hospital treatment decisions in acute stroke: a cohort study.

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BACKGROUND: Hospital prealerting in acute stroke improves the timeliness of subsequent treatment, but little is known about the impact of prehospital assessments on in-hospital care. OBJECTIVE: Examine the association between prehospital assessments and notification by emergency medical service staff on the subsequent acute stroke care pathway. METHODS: This was a cohort study of linked patient medical records. Consenting patients with a diagnosis of stroke were recruited from two urban hospi...

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10.1136/emermed-2013-203026

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Sheppard, JP More by this author
Mellor, RM More by this author
Greenfield, S More by this author
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Journal:
Emergency medicine journal : EMJ
Volume:
32
Issue:
2
Pages:
93-99
Publication date:
2015-02-05
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EISSN:
1472-0213
ISSN:
1472-0205
URN:
uuid:ab61201e-1000-4b03-aad0-eaad6f93fb34
Source identifiers:
434400
Local pid:
pubs:434400
Language:
English
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