Getting the Gist Across Is Enough for Informed Consent for Acute Stroke Thrombolytics

Getting the Gist Across Is Enough for Informed Consent for Acute Stroke Thrombolytics
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Skolarus LE, O’Brien A, Meurer WJ , Zikmund Fisher BJ
Stroke, 14 May 2019
Acute stroke thrombolytics greatly reduce poststroke disability, both in clinical trails and in clinical practice. Too few patients, however, take advantage of these life-improving and cost-saving treatments. In fact, in the United States, up to 7.5% of tPA (tissue-type plasminogen activoator) eligible patients refuse this time limites stroke treatment , and even among stroke patients who receive tPA, up to 20% experience delayed treatment due to patient and family consent…

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