Sex Disparities in Ischemic Stroke Care: FL-PR CReSD Study (Florida–Puerto Rico Collaboration to Reduce Stroke Disparities)Therapies Wednesday, October 5th, 2016
Stroke, 23 August 2016
Background and Purpose—Sex-specific disparities in stroke care including thrombolytic therapy and early hospital admission are reported. In a large registry of Florida and Puerto Rico hospitals participating in the Get With The Guidelines—Stroke program, we sought to determine sex-specific differences in ischemic stroke performance metrics and overall thrombolytic treatment. :…
Conclusions—Women received comparable stroke care to men in this registry as measured by prespecified Get With The Guidelines metrics. However, women less likely received thrombolysis and had door-to-needle time <1 hour, an observation that calls for the implementation of interventions to reduce sex disparity in these measures. Read more.