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Following Guidelines Improves Overall Outcomes

Editor’s note: Are these finding extendable to a myriad of other conditions? Experience would indicate that it is. See http://www.leapfroggroup.org for additional information.

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Patients fare better when hospitals use stroke protocol
Stroke patients taken to hospitals that follow specific treatment protocols had a 10% better chance at survival, study data found. Researchers analyzed 1 million patients treated at hospitals in the “Get With The Guidelines” program that includes seven specific steps for treating stroke patients. HealthDay News (2/22)

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February 24, 2010 - Posted by | Chronic conditions, healthcare, hospitals, quality | , , ,

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