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Table 1 The availability of comprehensive stroke center score components

From: Development and validation of a score for evaluating comprehensive stroke care capabilities: J-ASPECT Study

Components Items Item No Number Percent
Personnel Neurologists 1 358 47.8
Neurosurgeons 2 694 92.7
Endovascular physicians 3 272 36.3
Critical care medicine 4 162 21.6
Physical medicine and rehabilitation 5 113 15.1
Rehabilitation therapy 6 742 99.1
Stroke rehabilitation nurses 7 102 13.6
Diagnostics (24/7) CTa 8 742 99.1
MRIb with diffusion 9 647 86.4
Digital cerebral angiography 10 602 80.4
CT angiography 11 627 83.7
Carotid duplex ultrasound 12 257 34.3
TCDc 13 121 16.2
Specific expertise Carotid endarterectomy 14 603 80.5
Clipping of intracranial aneurysm 15 685 91.5
Hematoma removal/draining 16 689 92.0
Coiling of intracranial aneurysm 17 360 48.1
Intra-arterial reperfusion therapy 18 498 66.5
Infrastructure Stroke unit 19 132 17.6
Intensive care unit 20 445 59.4
Operating room staffed 24/7 21 451 60.2
Interventional services coverage 24/7 22 279 37.2
Stroke registry 23 235 31.4
Education Community education 24 369 49.3
Professional education 25 436 58.2
  1. acomputed tomography; bmagnetic resonance imaging; ctranscranial Doppler