Crit Pathw Cardiol 2008 Sep;7(3):178-84
Methodist Hospital System, Neurological Institute, Houston, TX 77030, USA.
Background And Purpose: Recent advances in stroke treatment created a need for a consensus statement by industry experts detailing elements of quality stroke care. In 2005, the brain attack coalition published recommendations outlining elements constituting the highest level of stroke care, the comprehensive stroke center. Unlike primary level stroke care, comprehensive center recommendations have not resulted in creation of a corresponding national certification process-largely owing to difficulties in establishing quality metrics. Read More