National and international quality initiatives to improve stroke care

Neurol Clin. 2008 Nov;26(4):1191-207, xi. doi: 10.1016/j.ncl.2008.06.002.


Stroke, the second leading cause of death throughout the world, has a major impact on society. This article provides a summary of quality improvement initiatives, including those relating to hospitals, the system of care delivery infrastructure, and legislative efforts in the United States and in various countries outside of the United States. Through quality improvement initiatives, it is projected that stroke outcomes may improve and the economic burden of stroke may be reduced.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cost of Illness
  • Delivery of Health Care*
  • Humans
  • Internationality
  • Quality Assurance, Health Care*
  • Risk Factors
  • Stroke / economics*
  • Stroke / epidemiology
  • Stroke / therapy*
  • United States