Approaching Optimization for the Location of Primary Stroke Centers at a State Level
P.M. Polgreen, M. Severson, G. Fairchild, A.M. Segre, G. Rushton. E.C. Leira
American Heart Association International Stroke Conference, (February 2010).
Abstract:Favorable outcomes after stroke are more likely if patients have early access to a primary stroke center for stabilization and treatment with thrombolytic therapy. Unfortunately, patients in rural areas often must travel long distances for treatment. Our aim is to analyze the current population coverage of existing primary stroke centers in the state of Iowa, and to approach the optimal number and location for additional stroke centers.