Stroke Best Practices

A Team Approach to Evidence-Based Care

Mark J. Alberts, J. Donald Easton

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Abstract

Reducing the high morbidity and mortality associated with stroke continues to be a major healthcare challenge in the United States. Recent advances in the management and prevention of atherothrombotic events are significant; however, the clinical application of evidence-based "best practices" is lagging in many hospitals across the country. The "Stroke Best Practices" program was designed to assist institutions that lack established stroke centers integrate recent evidence-based recommendations into individualized, in-hospital initiatives to optimize the management of acute stroke, prevent secondary vascular events, and enhance the quality of care for patients with established cerebrovascular disease. Programs that bridge the gap between evidence-based medicine and clinical practice can improve patient outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of the National Medical Association
Volume96
Issue number4 SUPPL.
StatePublished - Apr 2004

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Practice Guidelines
Stroke
Cerebrovascular Disorders
Quality of Health Care
Evidence-Based Practice
Evidence-Based Medicine
Blood Vessels
Morbidity
Delivery of Health Care
Mortality

Keywords

  • Best practices
  • Hospitals
  • Management
  • Prevention
  • Stroke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Stroke Best Practices : A Team Approach to Evidence-Based Care. / Alberts, Mark J.; Easton, J. Donald.

In: Journal of the National Medical Association, Vol. 96, No. 4 SUPPL., 04.2004.

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