Thrombolysis: attempting to reduce postcode prescribing in Scotland?

Enda Kerr, Martin Dennis, Sarah Keir

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Abstract / Description of output

The literature is littered with reports presenting the proportion of patients admitted with ischaemic stroke receiving thrombolysis. This gives some measure of activity and the efficiency of prehospital and hospital triage. Some stroke centres have reported rates of thrombolysis as high as 20%, but without knowing the population that such services serve, these proportions do not indicate how well or equitably the treatment is being delivered. Here, we explore various metrics to monitor our efforts to provide equitable access to stroke thrombolysis in Lothian, a region in the South East of Scotland.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)486-8
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Stroke
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Aged
  • Female
  • Hospitals
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Medical Audit
  • Physician's Practice Patterns
  • Process Assessment (Health Care)
  • Scotland
  • Stroke
  • Thrombolytic Therapy


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