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Audit of stroke care at the Institute of Neurology, National Hospital of Sri Lanka, 1994-1997

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UK Ranawaka ,

Institute of Neurology, National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Colombo, LK
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MAH Fernando,

Institute of Neurology, National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Colombo, LK
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TGSM Gunasekera,

Institute of Neurology, National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Colombo, LK
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BSN Senanayake,

Institute of Neurology, National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Colombo, LK
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DRR Gunawardena,

Institute of Neurology, National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Colombo, LK
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JC Wijesekera,

Institute of Neurology, National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Colombo, LK
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DJS Fernando

Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayawardenapura, Nugegoda, LK
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Abstract

Objective To audit the process of stroke care.

Design Retrospective case record evaluation using an audit package designed by the Royal College of Physicians of London.

Setting Institute of Neurology, National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Colombo.

Patients 263 patients with stroke admitted over a period of 3 years.

Measurements Documentation of 60 audit items related to 13 aspects of stroke care.

Results The process of care was considered ‘very good’ for only 11 (18.3%), and ‘good’ for only 9 (15%) of the audit items. Care was ‘average’ for 5 (8.3%), ‘poor’ for 9 (15%) and ‘very poor’ for 26 (43.3%) of the items.

Conclusions Stroke care was suboptimal in many aspects. Care related to rehabilitation oriented neurological assessments, initiation of secondary preventive measures, rehabilitation planning and discharge planning were especially deficient.

(Index words: Retrospective case record evaluation, deficiencies, interventions)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v47i3.3435

CMJ 2002; 47(3): 86-88

DOI: https://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v47i3.3435
How to Cite: Ranawaka, U., Fernando, M., Gunasekera, T., Senanayake, B., Gunawardena, D., Wijesekera, J. and Fernando, D., 2011. Audit of stroke care at the Institute of Neurology, National Hospital of Sri Lanka, 1994-1997. Ceylon Medical Journal, 47(3), pp.86–88. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v47i3.3435
Published on 25 Aug 2011.
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