This study will promote the development and economic sustainability of telemedicine for acute stroke treatment.
The goal of this study is to promote the development and economic sustainability of telemedicine for acute stroke treatment. The study's objectives are 1) to determine if the use of telemedicine consultations for stroke patients will improve their care per guidelines compared to stroke patients treated by control hospitals; and 2) to determine if the care per guidelines provided via telemedicine consultations for stroke patients will be similar or equivalent to care per guidelines provided to stroke patients treated at hub hospitals.
The Advancing Telestroke Care study will establish treatment and outcomes in three distinct study cohorts: hub telemedicine hospital, spoke telemedicine hospital and non-telemedicine control hospital.
- Observation: Cohort
- Perspective: Prospective
- Sampling: Non-Probability Sample
600 subjects meeting inclusion and exclusion criteria will be enrolled consecutively over approximately 12 months and followed for 90 days post-stroke.
|Type||Measure||Time Frame||Safety Issue|
|Primary||IV tPA administration||Day 7/Discharge||No|
|Secondary||Multiple Study Assessments||Day 7 and/or Day 30 and/or Day 90 and/or at discharge||No|