Telehealth Program Improves Stroke Care Access in First Hour

Telestroke Program Improves Access in Golden HourThey call it the golden hour: that first sixty minutes after a patient begins to experience stroke is the critical window for providing care that can minimize long-term disabilities or prevent a stroke death.  But immediate access to high-quality emergency care is less comprehensive than one might think, leading to strokes being the fourth most common cause of death in the United States.  A new study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania indicates that access to a telemedicine link with a stroke expert can effectively provide the necessary intervention and increase the geographical coverage area by approximately 40%. Read More

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  1. Pingback: I wish I’d known about telecare and telehealth – part one | remotecaring

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