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Table 2 Patient Outcomes and Acute Hospitalization Resource Utilization by Hospital

From: Resource utilization and outcome at a university versus a community teaching hospital in tPA treated stroke patients: a retrospective cohort study

   Total Community University P
   (N = 206) (N = 127) (N = 79)  
Tests Performed   n, (%)   
   CT brain 206 (100) 127 (100) 79 (100) 1.000
   Follow up CT brain 152 (74) 93 (73) 59 (75) .817
   MRI brain 49 (24) 21 (17) 28 (35) .002
   MRA brain 35 (17) 11 (9) 24 (30) <.001
   MRA neck 38 (18) 20 (16) 18 (23) .205
   Carotid Doppler 114 (55) 71 (56) 43 (54) .836
   Angiography 17 (8) 6 (4) 11 (13) .020
   Transthoracic Echo 58 (28) 31 (24) 27 (34) .130
   Transesophageal Echo 69 (33) 32 (25) 37 (47) .001
   EEG 15 (7) 13 (10) 2 (3) .039
Outcomes   mean ± stdev   
   LOS - all (days) 6.75 ± 4.6 6.33 ± 4.3 7.43 ± 5.0 .096
   LOS - surviving (days) 6.91 ± 4.7 6.42 ± 4.4 7.65 ± 4.9 .084
   Improved from admission 154 (75%) 90 (71%) 64 (81%) .137
Discharge destination/status   n, (%)   .302
   Home 79 (38) 42 (33) 37 (47)  
   Inpatient rehab 60 (29) 39 (31) 21 (27)  
   Other acute care hosp 4 (2) 2 (2) 2 (3)  
   Nursing home/assist living 34 (17) 23 (18) 11 (14)  
   Death 29 (13) 21 (17) 8 (10)  
  1. Abbreviations: CT = computed tomography; MRI = magnetic resonance imaging; MRA = magnetic resonance angiography; EEG = electroencephalogram; LOS = length of stay.