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Less than a third of Scottish hospitals meet targets on giving thrombolysis

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 27 October 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:954
  1. Bryan Christie
  1. Edinburgh

    The first performance report on Scottish hospitals has found high levels of compliance with standards on treating heart attacks but has uncovered failings in the administration of thrombolysis.

    The report from the Clinical Standards Board for Scotland found that only 10 out of 37 hospitals met the standard for administering thrombolysis to 50% of patients within 30 minutes of admission to hospital with a heart attack. It recommends that hospitals failing to meet the standard should review their admission arrangements to ensure that speedier treatment can be given.

    The report …

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