Navigation Links
Regional differences in the care of acute stroke patients

Considerable regional differences exist in the treatment of patients with acute cerebral infarction. This is the finding presented by Erwin Stolz and his co-authors in the current issue of Deutsches rzteblatt International (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2011; 108[36]: 607�).

The prognosis for patients with stroke largely depends on a rapid, standardized first response. Across the German federal state of Hesse, there are great differences in the time interval between symptom onset and admission to hospital or transfer to a specialist stroke unit. Percentages of patients who receive treatment with drugs that break down the blood clot (thrombolysis) also vary greatly, more than was expected. The average thrombolysis rate in patients admitted to hospital within 3 hours after the stroke was 19%, but rates varied regionally between 6% and 35%.

The authors base their study on data from the mandatory quality assurance program for stroke in Hesse. They argue that improvement is needed; in particular, they believe that treatment paths and care structures within individual hospitals must be analyzed more closely.

Because of its political sensitivity, this report is accompanied by an editorial by Klaus Berger, in which he ascribes the apparently obvious regional differences to a multitude of influencing factors.


Contact: Dr. Manfred Kaps
Deutsches Aerzteblatt International

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. New Research Examines Impact of Health Care Reform on Regional Health Plans
2. Regional Radiology Groups Form a National Consortium
3. HealthcareSource Announces New Client Wins: Strong Sales Momentum Driven by Regional and Large Health Systems
4. Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation Selects Stockell Healthcare to Deploy Patient Access and Revenue Cycle Management Solution
5. Detroit Medical Center (DMC) Forges New Regional Health Care Partnerships
6. Dr. Kevin Nini to Lead Reconstructive Breast Surgery Program at Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center
7. Cedars-Sinai study examines regional use of minimally invasive repair of aneurysms
8. UTHealth to serve as Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center
9. Regional differences in C-section rate not a result of maternal request: UBC study
10. Jacquelyn Clark Founder of N2Y, Inc. Wins Regional 2010 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Award for Northeast Ohio
11. Regional variation in health-care spending and utilization higher in Medicare than private sector
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... ... states in the U.S. require dental technicians to be certified or obtain continuing ... NADL created the “What’s In Your Mouth?” campaign to inform dentists that the ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) , ... November 30, 2015 , ... ... such as grafts, strip harvesting and follicular unit extraction. These techniques and procedures have ... of helping patients suffering from hair loss. While Dr. Parsa Mohebi, M.D. has utilized ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... ... its annual fundraising campaign to raise funds for its research, education, support, and ... of the organization’s annual funding. , The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, which also ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... , ... Cycling, running, and walking are regular Sunday activities for many South ... 28, 2016. , That’s when the 7th annual ANF Group Tour de Broward ... and families at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. , The community fundraiser, sponsored ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... ... athletic teams looking to maximize recovery through quality sleep. Tim DiFrancesco, training coach ... get a better night’s sleep. ChiliPad precisely regulates the surface temperature of each ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/30/2015)... Nov. 30, 2015 Baxalta Incorporated ... leader dedicated to delivering transformative therapies to ... conditions, today announced the launch and first ... an extended circulating half-life recombinant factor VIII ... full-length ADVATE [Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant)]. The treatment ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... 2015 (HK$,000)For the Six Months Ended 30 September 2015 2014RestatedChange%Turnover 545,575 ... 421,979 , 384,242 , 9.8 ... 34,719 , (18.3) Medical Insurance Administration Service Income ... 16.1 Medical Devices and Accessories Sales , 89,645 ... Medicines Sales , 2,822 , 2,917 ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... , November 30, 2015 --> ... report "Dental Lasers Market by Product (Soft Tissue, All Tissue, ... User (Hospitals, Clinics), and Geography - Global Forecast to 2020", ... by 2020, at a CAGR of 5.2% during the forecast ... market data Tables and 62 Figures spread through 167 P ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: