ESS 2012: Relationship of NIHSS to 30-Day Mortality in Medicare

Updated:Feb 20,2013

Relationship of National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale to 30-Day Mortality in Medicare Beneficiaries With Acute Ischemic Stroke

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  • In the U.S. stroke is a leading cause of death, disability, and related costs.
  • 30-day mortality in acute ischemic stroke (AIS) is a potential quality target of hospital-level performance for Medicare beneficiaries.
  • In earlier studies, the NIHSS, an assessment tool for initial stroke severity, has been able to predict mortality risk in AIS.

    Read the full article in JAHA
    Gregg C. Fonarow, Jeffrey L. Saver, Eric E. Smith, Joseph P. Broderick, Dawn O. Kleindorfer, Ralph L. Sacco, Wenqin Pan, DaiWai M. Olson, Adrian F. Hernandez, Eric D. Peterson, and Lee H. Schwamm. J Am Heart Assoc. 2012;1:42-50, doi:10.1161/JAHA.111.000034.

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