GIS Evaluation of a EMS Stroke Routing Protocol - $19,149

Sponsored by Charlote-Mecklenburg Hospital Authority Fdn., led by Jane Brice, MD

This innovative study will add important needed data to evaluate how state legislation and its resultant initiatives impacts the development of a statewide system of acute stroke care and the treatment of stroke patients. The project’s findings will be critical for identifying areas of the state needing additional education, support, and STDP refinement to improve the frequency of patients being transported to an appropriate stroke capable facility in a clinically relevant time frame. The results will also aid in identifying target areas in the state that have an opportunity to improve the frequency of treatment with thrombolytic therapy. Finally, our results will benefit other states that have implemented our are preparing to implement similar initiatives.

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