Skip navigation
Skip navigation

Mortality Reduction for Fever, Hyperglycemia, and Swallowing Nurse-Initiated Stroke Intervention: QASC Trial (Quality in Acute Stroke Care) Follow-Up

Middleton, Sandy; Coughlan, Kelly; Mnatzaganian, George; Low Choy, Nancy L.; Dale, Simeon; Jammali-Blasi, Asmara; Levi, Christopher; Grimshaw, Jeremy M; Ward, Jeanette Elizabeth; Cadilhac, Dominique; McElDuff, Patrick; Hiller, J E; D'Este, Catherine


Background and Purpose - Implementation of nurse-initiated protocols to manage fever, hyperglycemia, and swallowing dysfunction decreased death and disability 90 days poststroke in the QASC trial (Quality in Acute Stroke Care) conducted in 19 Australian acute stroke units (2005-2010). We now examine long-term all-cause mortality. Methods - Mortality was ascertained using Australia's National Death Index. Cox proportional hazards regression compared time to death adjusting for correlation within...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Stroke
DOI: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.116.016038


File Description SizeFormat Image
01_Middleton_Mortality_Reduction_for_Fever%2C_2017.pdf140.46 kBAdobe PDF    Request a copy

Items in Open Research are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

Updated:  19 May 2020/ Responsible Officer:  University Librarian/ Page Contact:  Library Systems & Web Coordinator