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Cost-Effectiveness of Patient Selection Using Penumbral-Based MRI for Intravenous Thrombolysis
Stroke 40:1710-1720, Earnshaw,S.R.,et al, 2009
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Article Abstract
Selecting ischemic stroke patients for IV tPA treatment using penumbral-based MRI after routine CT may increase overall acute care costs, but the benefit is large enough to make this highly cost-effective. This economic analysis lends further support to the consideration of a paradigm shift in acute stroke evaluation.
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