Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 2021 Mar 24:CIRCOUTCOMES120006989. Epub 2021 Mar 24.
Department of Neurology, McGovern Medical School, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. (Y.K., S.L., R.A., V.L.-R., S.I.S., A.C., L.D.M., S.A.S.).
Background: Recent clinical trials have established the efficacy of endovascular stroke therapy and intravenous thrombolysis using advanced imaging, particularly computed tomography perfusion (CTP). The availability and utilization of CTP for patients and hospitals that treat acute ischemic stroke (AIS), however, is uncertain.
Methods: We performed a retrospective cross-sectional analysis using 2 complementary Medicare datasets, full sample Texas and 5% national fee-for-service data from 2014 to 2017. Read More