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<< Four Evolving Strategies In The Emergent Treatment Of Acute Ischemic Stroke (Stroke CME)

Section IV: Stroke Systems Of Care

The past decade has ushered in a refined understanding of—and commitment to—objective, evidence-based practice of stroke management. Responding to the need for universal, protocol-driven guidelines for stroke care, the Brain Attack Coalition (BAC) published consensus statements in 2000 and 2005 with recommendations for primary stroke centers (PSC)105 and comprehensive stroke centers (CSC),106 respectively. These benchmark publications helped to define a new “standard of care” for stroke patients and established formal certification for stroke centers.

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