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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; 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...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: BMJ Open
DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011568
Access Rights: Open Access


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