Performance Improvement 2013-2014. What Facilitates or Obstructs Implementation of Primary Stroke Center Policy, Especially in Rural Health Systems?


This implementation study examined and profiled policies in four states aimed at developing primary stroke centers.

States’ primary stroke center policies vary. Inter-institutional coordination between emergency response and acute care facilities is challenging. It is also essential as are policy champions who straddle clinical and policy areas. Stroke care is a developing health science. Updating accreditation standards to reflect current science needs to be fluid, and financial resources to oversee designated primary stroke centers is inadequate. Telemedicine is the most promising strategy for optimal stroke care in rural areas

Report Title: Primary Stroke Center Legislation and Implementation Study
Agency Sponsor: CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Federal Contact: Thomas Chapel, 404-639-2116/ SUSAN LADD
Performer: University of Georgia School of International and Public Affairs
Record ID: 9560 (December 31, 2011)

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