Stroke unit: General principles and standards Inme ünitesi: Genel ilkeler ve standartlar


TOPÇUOĞLU M. A. , ARSAVA E. M. , ÖZDEMİR A. Ö. , UZUNER N.

Turk Beyin Damar Hastaliklar Dergisi, vol.21, no.1, pp.4-22, 2015 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5505/tbdhd.2015.30932
  • Journal Name: Turk Beyin Damar Hastaliklar Dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, EMBASE, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Page Numbers: pp.4-22
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Evidence-based medicinal methods have convincingly shown that stroke unit approach reduces mortality and disability rates, improves the quality of life and economic burden resulting from acute ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke. Any contemporary stroke system of care cannot be successful without putting the stroke unit concept in the center of its organization. Stroke units are the main elements of primary and comprehensive stroke centers. As a modernization process, this article focuses on practical issues and suggestions related to integration of the stroke unit approach to a regionally organized stroke system of care for perusal by not only national health authorities and service providers, but also neurologists. Stroke unit quality metrics revisited herein are of critical importance for hospitals establishing or renovating primary and comprehensive stroke centers.