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Nearly Three-Quarters of Stroke Patients Requiring Higher Level of Care Wait Over Two Hours for Transfer

September 28, 2023

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According to a new study from U-M researchers, more than 70% of people experiencing a stroke who require a transfer wait longer than two hours to be transferred from the initial emergency department to hospitals with higher levels of care to receive time-sensitive care. Brian Stamm, M.D., co-first author and clinical instructor of neurology at the U-M Medical School, highlights his team’s key findings, including longer transfer times for Black and Hispanic patients, females, and patients over 80 years old.

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