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Mandy J Binning, Geri Sanfillippo, William Rosen, Michael D ľambrosio, Erol Veznedaroglu, Kenneth Liebman, Cynthia Diaz, Rosemary Silva, Daniel Eichorn, Mitchell Rubin
BACKGROUND: Emergency medical services (EMS) prenotification to hospitals regarding the arrival of patients who have had a stroke is recommended to facilitate the workup once the patient arrives. Most hospitals have the patient enter the emergency department (ED) before obtaining a head computed tomography (CT) scan. At Capital Health, prehospital stroke-alert patients are delivered directly to CT and met by a neurological emergency team. The goal of bypassing the ED is to reduce the time to treatment...
March 2014: Neurosurgery
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