Does implementation of a standardized pathway of stroke care affect functional outcome after stroke?

Elin Bergh, Torunn Askim, Ole Morten Rønning, Jurate Šaltyteė Benth, Hild Fjærtoft & Bente Thommessen
Background:A stroke care pathway (SCP) was introduced in Norway in 2018. The goal of the pathway was to avoid delay in treatment and diagnostics of acute stroke and to secure treatment according to national guidelines. In this study, we aimed to evaluate how the implementation of the SCP affects outcome after stroke.Methods:We performed a register-based study using data from the Norwegian Stroke Register that covers 87% of acute stroke patients in Norway. Patients included 1...
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