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Guidelines Stimulate Explosive Growth of Certified Stroke Centers

January 23, 2008 Diagnostic Imaging. Guidelines Stimulate Explosive Growth of Certified Stroke Centers Many hospitals seek certification, but few offer comprehensive services needed to triage and treat the most severe cases Karen Sandrick -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Significant advancements have been made in the prevention and treatment of acute brain attack over the past few decades. Nevertheless, stroke is still the third leading cause of death and disability in the U.S., largely because healthcare facilities have not been able to bring these advancements to the bedside in a timely manner. Recognizing the scope of the problem and the need for integrated systems of stroke care, the Brain Attack Coalition (BAC) developed guidelines in 2000 for stabilizing and treating acute stroke patients in primary stroke centers.

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