Use of a Registry to Improve Acute Stroke Care - Seven States, 2005-2009

George, M. G.; Tong, X.; Yoon, P. W.
February 2011
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;2/25/2011, Vol. 60 Issue 7, p206
The article examines the status of adherence to 10 performance measures to improve stroke care implemented by the Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Registry (PCNASR) in seven U.S. states from 2005-2009. Results of the study revealed that adherence to nine of the 10 performance measures increased significantly during the period except in antithrombotic therapy at discharge. Greatest overall improvement was with the use of thrombolytic therapy 11%, counseling on smoking cessation 9.2% and lipid testing and or treatment 7.6%.


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