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From QASC to QASCIP: successful Australian translational scale-up and spread of a proven intervention in acute stroke using a prospective pre-test/post-test study design

Middleton, Sandy; Lydtin, Anna; Comerford, Daniel; Cadilhac, Dominique A; McElduff, Patrick; Dale, Simeon; Hill, Kelvin; Longworth, Mark; Ward, Jeanette; Cheung, N Wah; D'Este, Catherine


OBJECTIVES To embed an evidence-based intervention to manage FEver, hyperglycaemia (Sugar) and Swallowing (the FeSS protocols) in stroke, previously demonstrated in the Quality in Acute Stroke Care (QASC) trial to decrease 90-day death and dependency, into all stroke services in New South Wales (NSW), Australia's most populous state. DESIGN Pre-test/post-test prospective study. SETTING 36 NSW stroke services. METHODS Our clinical translational initiative, the QASC Implementation Project...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: BMJ open
DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011568


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