Stroke Surveillance: The Concept of Stroke Team in Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention
The Stroke Project in the Sacramento Medical Center has had two primary objectives. These were: (1) to create an atmosphere of stroke awareness by continuous feedback of relevant and reliable information to physicians who care for stroke patients, and (2) to introduce the concept of the stroke team in daily care of the stroke patient in the hospital and beyond.
During a period of two years 171 stroke patients were admitted to the Project. The system devised provided a useful tool in planning objectively the appropriate course of action in patient education and training programs.
- © 1974 American Heart Association, Inc.