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Quality indicators in the treatment of acute ischemic stroke

Darina Georgieva-Hristova, Silva Andonova, Evgeniya Kalevska, Vania Argirova, Vladina Dimitrova

Abstract

Cerebrovascular diseases are a global medical and social issue because of the high morbidity, disability and mortality they cause. WHO announces 15 million new ischemic strokes per year globally, with 5 million associated deaths and 5 million patients left permanently disabled. Thrombolysis (TL) with tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) is currently an approved differentiated pharmacotherapeutic treatment of ischemic stroke (IS) in its acute phase. There is irrefutable evidence of better health results and efficient clinical management of ischemic strokes within an integrated therapeutic approach as a key factor for improving the functional outcome in stroke patients. Quality is one of the most widely discussed issues in the theory and practice of disease management. Strict compliance with the standards for ischemic stroke treatment is an indicator of high quality patient management.


Keywords

management; ischemic stroke; quality indicators

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14748/sssp.v1i2.1372

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Darina Georgieva-Hristova
Medical University of Varna
Bulgaria

Department of Neurology and Neurosciences-Medical University of Varna

Silva Andonova
Medical University of Varna
Bulgaria

Department of Neurology and Neurosciences-Medical University of Varna

Evgeniya Kalevska
Medical University of Varna
Bulgaria

Department of Neurology and Neurosciences-Medical University of Varna

Vania Argirova
Medical University of Varna
Bulgaria

Department of Neurology and Neurosciences-Medical University of Varna

Vladina Dimitrova
Medical University of Varna
Bulgaria

Department of Neurology and Neurosciences-Medical University of Varna

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