Can Hospital Discharge Databases Be Used to Follow Ischemic Stroke Incidence?

AHA: June 4, 2013

Background and Purpose—Because acute ischemic strokes (ISs) are mainly hospitalized, hospital discharge data could be used to routinely follow their incidence management. We aimed to assess sensitivity and positive predictive value of the French hospital discharge database (HDD) to identify patients with acute IS using a prospective and exhaustive cohort (AVC69) of acute IS cases. Read More