Prehospital Management of Stroke Patients by Emergency Medical Services


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Eligibility Criteria

Part 1.

Inclusion Criteria

- All patients are included if registered in Danish Stroke Registry with an ICD-10 code of stroke (haemorrhagic and ischemic - I61 and I63-64.9), in the National Patient Registry with an ICD-10 code of TIA (Transient Ischemic Attack - G45.9) or in the Emergency Medical Services-database with a dispatch code of suspected stroke (A.26.03, A.26.04) from the 2-year period 01-01-2012 - 12-31-2013.

Exclusion Criteria

- Patients are excluded if the Danish personal identification number is not available in either database. If the patient has been directly referred to the hospital by their general practitioner without the use of a EMS transport, or they have presented themselves in the emergency room, they will not be registered in the EMS database.
Part 2.
Inclusion Criteria:
- Patients with suspected stroke where the EMS has been in contact with fast track stroke service at the stroke centre are included.
Exclusion Criteria:
- Incomplete forms will be excluded.
Part 3.
Inclusion Criteria:
- All patients with a Danish personal identification number, referred to one of the two regional stroke centres, during a 6-month period will be included. The 6 month period will begin after the above mentioned 500 registration form has been collected, to avoid bias.
Exclusion Criteria: