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Clin Med (Lond). 2013 Oct;13(5):444-8. doi: 10.7861/clinmedicine.13-5-444.

National sentinel stroke audit 1998-2011.

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Department of Neurology, St George's Hospital, London.

Abstract

Stroke is a common and devastating disease and, until very recently, was largely unrecognised as a -preventable or treatable condition. Between 1998 and 2010, the National Sentinel Stroke Audit (NSSA) achieved 100% voluntary participation, collecting data on more than 60,000 patients from stroke services within England, Wales and Northern Ireland and becoming a benchmark for hospital stroke services. In this way it has informed stroke improvement at the local, regional and national levels and has overseen a radical change in stroke care within the NHS. This article describes the achievements of the NSSA and the -lessons learned.

KEYWORDS:

clinical audit; service improvement; stroke

PMID:
24115698
PMCID:
PMC4953792
DOI:
10.7861/clinmedicine.13-5-444
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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