A new study led by researchers from the University of Chicago Medicine (Chicago, USA) has revealed that nearly 75% of acute stroke patients wait more than two hours to be transferred to a comprehensive stroke center (CSC)—a treatment delay that creates an increased risk of long-term disability.
“In neurology, we often say that ‘time is brain’,” said Shyam Prabhakaran (University of Chicago, Chicago, USA), senior author on the study, which has been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). “For every 15 minutes that pass without treatment, prior research shows there is a steady decrease in the chances of good outcomes for stroke patients. Getting to the right hospital quickly can be lifesaving.”
Analysing recent data from over 100,000 patients at 1,925 hospitals across the USA, the researchers found that the median time between initial arrival and departure for transfer—known as door-in-door-out (DIDO) time—was 174 minutes, with almost three in four patients waiting longer than the recommended maximum of 120 minutes.
Read More: https://neuronewsinternational.com/us-registry-study-reveals-75-of-acute-stroke-patients-wait-more-than-two-hours-for-csc-transfer/
VIa: Neuro News