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Lay summary: Do male and female stroke patients receive different quality of care?

This study aimed to investigate whether male and female stroke patients receive different quality of stroke care. SSNAP data from March 2016 – April 2017 (83,484 stroke patients) were analysed. A range of aspects of stroke care were analysed. Many aspects of stroke care showed no difference between genders. However, slight differences were found in the number of patients who were admitted on to a stroke unit (specialist hospital ward for stroke patients) and in the number of patients who received a test of their ability to swallow  within 4hrs of arriving at the hospital. More marked differences were seen in the number of patients who received a blood-clot dissolving drug, the number of patients who received a blood-clot dissolving drug within 60 minutes of arriving at the hospital, and the number of patients who received physiotherapy within 72 hours of arriving at the hospital. The reasons for these differences are unclear and should be monitored to prevent future inequality.


About the poster:
Poster title: 'Does gender impact the quality of stroke care received? A national stroke registry study' 
Year published: 2018
Authors: George Dunn, Anthony G Rudd, Benjamin D Bray, Alex Hoffman, Lizz Paley, Kaili Stanley, and Victori McCurran.

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