Hospitals Improve Stroke Care with Guideline-driven Approach

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Stroke Care

Hospitals that used a stroke intervention program improved in several key stroke care areas and maintained those results through two years, according to data presented today at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2006.


Get With The Guidelines-Stroke (GWTG-Stroke) - the American Stroke Association's voluntary hospital-based quality improvement program - focuses on key interventions that reduce complications and prolong life after stroke.

The interventions are:

  • Using the clot-busting drug intravenous tissue plasminogen activator