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Table 2 Hospital characteristics of responders (n = 359)

From: Agreement with evidence for tissue Plasminogen Activator use among emergency physicians: a cross-sectional survey

Characteristic N (%)
Arrangements are in place to receive pre-hospital notification of stroke patients from the ambulance service 238 (66.3)
The hospital has a dedicated stroke care unit* 266 (74.3)
The hospital has an intensive care unit* 338 (94.4)
The hospital has advanced imaging facilities (perfusion CT and MRI)* 300 (83.8)
The hospital provides tPA treatment to eligible ischemic stroke patients* 278 (77.7)
The proportion of the emergency physicians at the hospital who routinely administer tPA treatment for eligible ischemic stroke patients
 None 184 (66.2)
 Less than half 33 (11.9)
 About half 8 (2.9)
 Most 36 (12.9)
 All 17 (6.1)
The head of the ED routinely administers tPA treatment for eligible ischemic stroke patients
 Yes 32 (11.5)
 No 173 (62.2)
 I do not know 73 (26.3)
  1. Number of observations varies across characteristics due to missing data and question applicability.
  2. * n = 358.
  3.  n = 278.
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