Neurologists overwhelmed by stroke calls
By Admin | April 01, 2019
An increased demand for stroke evaluations at St. Charles Bend has overwhelmed community neurologists, leading to an overhaul of stroke care at the hospital and the injection of new stroke care expertise.
The hospital has relied on neurologists in private practice to take turns being on call to evaluate patients arriving at the emergency with suspected strokes. With a growing and aging community as well as major advances in stroke treatment, the demand for such evaluations has grown exponentially in recent years. Neurologists found they were being pulled away from their scheduled patients to respond.
For more information on this story, please read, Neurologists overwhelmed by stroke calls, by The Bulletin.