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Primary Stroke Center- Neurosurgeon Requirement

Is the Primary Stroke Center required to have a neurosurgeon?

Any examples are for illustrative purposes only.

No. The Primary Stroke Center is not required to have a neurosurgeon. However, there must be a referral mechanism in place to provide for neurosurgical care within two hours.
Manual: Advanced DSC - Acute Stroke Ready Hospital
Chapter: Delivering or Facilitating Clinical Care DSDF
First published date: April 11, 2016 This Standards FAQ was first published on this date.
This page was last updated on October 29, 2021
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