VA study shows benefits of telestroke program for patients

VA study shows benefits of telestroke program for patients

The initiative allows a remote specialist to evaluate individuals via a mobile device and provide a treatment plan for on-site staff to carry out.

A Department of Veterans Affairs-funded study published in Neurology found that a telestroke program helped prevent unnecessary hospital transfers for patients. The research, published in conjunction with the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine, examined the VHA National Telestroke Program, which provides acute stroke care at facilities without an available neurologist.




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