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Table 2 Quality of ischemic stroke care parameters

From: Quality of acute ischemic stroke care at a tertiary Hospital in Ghana

Indicators Frequency Percent (%)
CT scan performed within 24 h of admission, N = 105 25 23.8
Time (hours) last known-well documented, N = 105 21 20.0
Last known well ≤4.5 h, N = 21 3 14.3
Thrombolytic therapy provided if patient presented within 4.5 h of last known well, N = 3 0 0
VTE prophylaxis on day of admission or day after, N = 105 18 17.1
Documented reasons for not prescribing VTE prophylaxis, N = 87 12 13.8
Antiplatelet therapy prescribed by end of day 2, N = 105 35 33.3
Discharged on antiplatelet therapy, N = 94 30 31.9
Atrial fibrillation or flutter patients discharged on anticoagulation, N = 3 3 100.0
Discharged on a statin medication, N = 105 56 53.3
Documented stroke education provided to caretakers or patients, N = 105 33 31.4
Assessed for or received rehabilitation/physiotherapy, N = 105 45 42.9
Documented dysphagia screening within 24 h of admission, N = 105 20 19.0
Carotid imaging assessment by end of day 2, N = 105 0 0.0
National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) on arrival, N = 105 0 0.0