Comparing performance measures and clinical outcomes between mobile stroke units and usual care in underserved areas

Authors: Yongchai Nilanont · Pornchai Chanyagorn · Karuna Shukij · Waitayaporn Pengtong · Mananchaya Kongmuangpuk · Kanokkarn Wongmayurachat · Kittiya Nittayaboon · Yodchanan Wongsawat · Ronnachai Sirovetnukul · Tipa Chakorn · Sattha Riyapan · Chitapa Kaveeta · Songkram Chotik‑anuchit · Trongtum Tongdee · Ploypailin Thabmontian · Porntep Saeheng · Cherdchai Nopmaneejumruslers · Visit Vamvanij
Published online: 14 December 2022

This article discusses The efficacy of mobile stroke units (MSUs) in improving care for patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS) in developing countries is unknown. This compares performance measures and stroke outcomes in AIS patients between MSU and usual care: emergency medical services (EMS) and walk-ins.

Conclusions In underserved populations, MSUs significantly reduced DN time, increased the likelihood of receiving reperfusion treatment, and achieved independency at 3 months when compared to usual care.

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