Emergency Medical Service Hospital Prenotification Is Associated With Improved Evaluation and Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke

Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, 08/03/2012

Emergency medical services (EMS) hospital prenotification is associated with improved evaluation, timelier stroke treatment, and more eligible patients treated with tissue–plasminogen activator (tPA). These results support the need for initiatives targeted at increasing EMS prenotification rates as a mechanism from improving quality of care and outcomes in stroke.

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