Statewide assessment of hospital-based stroke prevention and treatment services in North Carolina: changes over the last 5 years.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The first published statewide assessment of stroke prevention and treatment services in the United States was carried out in North Carolina in 1998. The purpose of the present study was to measure changes in these services that may have occurred over the last 5 years. METHODS: A 1-page questionnaire was sent to each facility in the state in February 2003. RESULTS: Complete responses were obtained from each of the state's 128 facilities. The proportions of hospitals providing CT angiography (35% versus 55%, P
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