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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Sauser Zachrison K, Schwamm LH
Implementation of rapid treatment and interfacility transport for patients with suspected stroke by large-vessel occlusion: in one door and out the other.
This editorial discusses an article in this same issue of JAMA Neurology (McTaggart et al) that describes the results of the implementation of a standard protocol for patients with suspected emergent large-vessel occlusion (ELVO), and the protocol’s impact on both the process of care and patient outcomes. The editorial concludes that the McTaggart article challenges the medical community to develop an interdisciplinary, team-based, protocol-based approach to patients with potential ELVOs, and that work across the disciplines is needed to achieve an acceptable false-positive rate for the system.
Citation: Sauser Zachrison K, Schwamm LH . Implementation of rapid treatment and interfacility transport for patients with suspected stroke by large-vessel occlusion: in one door and out the other. JAMA Neurol 2017 Jul;74(7):765-66. doi: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2017.0324..
Keywords: Brain Injury, Health Services Research (HSR), Healthcare Delivery, Stroke, Transitions of Care
Melnick ER, Shafer K, Rodulfo N
Understanding overuse of computed tomography for minor head injury in the emergency department: a triangulated qualitative study.
The objective was to identify nonclinical, human factors that promote or inhibit the appropriate use of computed tomography (CT) in patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) with minor head injury. Five core domains emerged from the analysis: establishing trust, anxiety (patient and provider), constraints related to ED practice, the influence of others, and patient expectations.
Citation: Melnick ER, Shafer K, Rodulfo N . Understanding overuse of computed tomography for minor head injury in the emergency department: a triangulated qualitative study. Acad Emerg Med 2015 Dec;22(12):1474-83. doi: 10.1111/acem.12824.
Keywords: Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Imaging, Brain Injury, Decision Making, Health Services Research (HSR)