Are patients with intracerebral haemorrhage disadvantaged in hospitals?

Wiley: 11/21/13

Background and Aims

Providing evidence-based clinical care reduces disability and mortality rates following stroke. We examined if compliance with evidence-based processes of care were different for patients with intracerebral haemorrhage when compared with ischemic stroke and sought to describe differences in health outcomes during hospitalization and at time of discharge for these stroke subtypes.

Methods

The New South Wales acute stroke dataset was used. This included data from 50–100 consecutively admitted patients’ medical records collected from 32 New South Wales hospitals between 2003 and 2010. Multivariable logistic regression analyses were conducted taking into account patient factors and clustering of patients by hospital. Read More