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Cost-saving innovations for acute ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attack. Neurology. Clinical practice Tai, W. A., Conley, J., Kalanithi, L. 2014; 4 (5): 427-434

Abstract

Health care costs continue to rise toward unsustainable levels that will affect our nation's ability to support other key funding priorities for education, military, and infrastructure. Changing the way we deliver health care is critical to mitigating this financial crisis. This review highlights opportunities for redesigning care of acute ischemic stroke and TIA to maintain quality while substantially lowering costs. The recent innovations described are (1) adopting teleneurology networks to improve access to thrombolysis for acute ischemic stroke; (2) improving efficiency of emergency care for acute ischemic stroke; and (3) providing alternatives to inpatient care for TIA. Applying such process innovations will enable us to achieve the goal of patients and the nation-high-quality care at an affordable cost.

View details for DOI 10.1212/CPJ.0000000000000081

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