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Table 2 Organisational characteristics of hospitals participating in the National Audits

From: Inclusion of a care bundle for fever, hyperglycaemia and swallow management in a National Audit for acute stroke: evidence of upscale and spread

Organisational characteristics of hospitals participating in the clinical audit 2013 Audit,N = 124 2015 Audit,N = 112 2017 Audit,N = 117 p valuea
Dedicated stroke unit 87 (70%) 88 (79%) 94 (80%) 0.14
Clinical care pathway for managing stroke 94 (76%) 93 (83%) 99 (85%) 0.18
Regular stroke multidisciplinary team meetings 115 (93%) 106 (95%) 107 (91%) 0.64
Agreed management (including assessment/monitoring) protocols for:
 Fever 95 (77%) 103 (92%) 108 (92%) < 0.001
 Hyperglycaemia 100 (81%) 104 (93%) 106 (91%) 0.009
 Swallow dysfunction 106 (85%) 107 (96%) 114 (97%) 0.001
  1. aFrom chi-square test