Monday, March 22, 2010

Blacks less likely than whites, Hispanics to get evidence-based stroke care

Blacks hospitalized with the most common type of stroke are less likely than white or Hispanic patients to receive evidence-based stroke care, according to a new study in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. But this disparity in care improved over time at hospitals participating in the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines -- Stroke quality improvement program, researchers said.

Link to full American Heart Association release on study led by MGH physician Lee Schwamm. 

Sue McGreevey,, 617 724-2764

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