Data Sources

  • Hospital Patient Data

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Stroke Data

Purpose

To provide ongoing surveillance on the burden and distribution of stroke in Rhode Island.

Key Information

Information on stroke risk factors and healthcare access.

Rhode Island Numbers, 2018

  • Rhode Island averages just over 2300 strokes per year (excluding pediatric cases).

Risk Factors Among Stroke Patients

Timely arrival for stroke treatment

The mantra in stroke treatment is "time is brain": the faster a stroke is treated, the less likely there will be brain damage. Thus, it is important to know the last time the patient was known to be well. RI has made headway in this, but we still need to improve stroke awareness so people arrive for treatment as soon as possible after the stroke occurred.

  • In Rhode Island, there is still room for progress on knowing and reducing LKW to arrival times.