Hospital-Based Program Launched to Improve Outcomes for Stroke Patients in China to Impact World’s Largest Population

Hospital-Based Program Launched to Improve Outcomes for Stroke Patients in China to Impact World’s Largest PopulationAmerican Heart Association/American Stroke Association and Chinese Stroke Association, with support from Medtronic, all have eyes on reducing non-communicable diseases, including stroke, by 25 percent by 2025

BEIJING, June 24, 2017 – Delivering big, positive stroke outcomes for the world’s largest population is the aim of the American Stroke Association (ASA) and Chinese Stroke Association (CSA) with the launch of a quality improvement program adapted from the American Heart Association’s guidelines-based program called Get With The Guidelines®.

The program works to improve treatment for, and prevention of, cardiovascular and stroke events by helping hospitals and providers consistently adhere to the latest scientific treatment guidelines. In the last 15 years, Get With The Guidelines has transformed patient care for heart and stroke patients in the U.S., helping hospitals and providers learn the correct treatment and translate guidelines into practice. This program has saved lives and resulted in more than 400 scientific publications that advance heart and brain health around the world.

The adapted Get With The Guidelines program, designed through a collaboration of the ASA and the CSA, endorsed by the China National Health and Family Planning Commission, and supported by Medtronic, is a set of “best practices” that aim to continuously improve treatment, enhance the quality of care, and prevent future stroke events in China.

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