The Lombardia Stroke Unit Registry: a year experience

Giuseppe Micieli, Anna Cavallini, Michela Duè, Elena Tartara



Stroke is the third cause of death and the first long-term disability cause in industrialised countries. It is therefore an important problem, not only from a clinical point of view, but also because of the high costs involved in its management. The results of clinical trials, reviews and meta-analysis highlight the importance of the Stroke Unit in the correct and adequate management of the patient with stroke. This article describes the Lombardia Stroke Unit and the related Stroke Registry. In 2010 this Registry includes 27 Centres and recruits patients with acute stroke or transient ischaemic attacks (TIAs). The Registry aims at measuring performance parameters, identifying guidelines, non-compliance causes, and analysing care processes.


Stroke units; Performance parameters; Stroke registry; Lombardia

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