Pre-hospital Stroke Care
When it comes to stroke patient care, every moment counts. In this infographic, biospatial expounds on the various ways pre-hospital stroke care data can be used to improve patient outcomes. The biospatial platform provides access to >130M electronic Patient Care Reports (ePCRs) from thousands of EMS providers across the United States. Read on to learn more about the types of pre-hospital stroke data available, and how these data can be used to improve patient outcomes.
Types of stroke
blood flow blockage in the artery that supplies oxygen to the brain
artery blood leak or rupture, causing intracranial pressure to build
“mini-stroke,” an ischemic sub-type where blood flow quickly resumes
the American Heart Association has determined that 64% of stroke patients arrive at the hospital by EMS
in 2021, 1.25% of all 911 EMS activations were stroke-related
15% of stroke patients asked the EMS provider to take them to a specific hospital
emergent stroke calls increased by approximately 10% between 2020 and 2021
hospitals received a pre-hospital alert for 43% of stroke patients transported by EMS
stroke events were most prevalent between the hours of 9am and 4pm in 2021
Quality performance measures
The graph above shows a grouping of EMS agencies’ performance against the biospatial national average using the Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Program Quality Performance Measures. The graphic below explains how each Coverdell measure is applied to suspected-stroke transports.
Uses for pre-hospital stroke data
as real-world evidence:
in clinical trials:
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