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Riks-stroke - a Swedish national quality register for stroke care

Asplund, Kjell; Hulter Asberg, Kerstin; Norrving, Bo LU ; Stegmayr, Birgitta; Terent, Andreas and Wester, Per-Olov (2003) In Cerebrovascular Diseases 15(Suppl. 1). p.5-7
Abstract
BACKGROUND: Riks-Stroke, the Swedish national quality register on stroke care, provides unique opportunities to evaluate stroke units in routine clinical care. METHODS: Basic patient characteristics, process indicators and outcome variables are recorded in all 85 hospitals admitting acute stroke patients. A 3-month follow-up is included. RESULTS: There are wide variations between hospitals in the proportion of patients admitted to a stroke unit, in secondary prevention and in the proportion of patients in institutional care at 3 months. Even after adjustment for available prognostic indicators, case fatality is lower and functional outcome is better in patients treated in stroke units than in patients treated in general wards. CONCLUSION:... (More)
BACKGROUND: Riks-Stroke, the Swedish national quality register on stroke care, provides unique opportunities to evaluate stroke units in routine clinical care. METHODS: Basic patient characteristics, process indicators and outcome variables are recorded in all 85 hospitals admitting acute stroke patients. A 3-month follow-up is included. RESULTS: There are wide variations between hospitals in the proportion of patients admitted to a stroke unit, in secondary prevention and in the proportion of patients in institutional care at 3 months. Even after adjustment for available prognostic indicators, case fatality is lower and functional outcome is better in patients treated in stroke units than in patients treated in general wards. CONCLUSION: Riks-Stroke shows that outcome is consistently better in patients treated in a stroke unit than in general wards, not only in randomised trials but also in routine stroke care. (Less)
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Cerebrovascular Diseases
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5 - 7
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Karger
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  • pmid:12649604
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1421-9786
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10.1159/000068203
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English
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  abstract     = {BACKGROUND: Riks-Stroke, the Swedish national quality register on stroke care, provides unique opportunities to evaluate stroke units in routine clinical care. METHODS: Basic patient characteristics, process indicators and outcome variables are recorded in all 85 hospitals admitting acute stroke patients. A 3-month follow-up is included. RESULTS: There are wide variations between hospitals in the proportion of patients admitted to a stroke unit, in secondary prevention and in the proportion of patients in institutional care at 3 months. Even after adjustment for available prognostic indicators, case fatality is lower and functional outcome is better in patients treated in stroke units than in patients treated in general wards. CONCLUSION: Riks-Stroke shows that outcome is consistently better in patients treated in a stroke unit than in general wards, not only in randomised trials but also in routine stroke care.},
  author       = {Asplund, Kjell and Hulter Asberg, Kerstin and Norrving, Bo and Stegmayr, Birgitta and Terent, Andreas and Wester, Per-Olov},
  issn         = {1421-9786},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {Suppl. 1},
  pages        = {5--7},
  publisher    = {Karger},
  series       = {Cerebrovascular Diseases},
  title        = {Riks-stroke - a Swedish national quality register for stroke care},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000068203},
  volume       = {15},
  year         = {2003},
}