|Jaleen Smith, B.S., Telestroke Program Coordinator, University of Utah Hospital |
|Angeliqua Pochart, Quality Improvement Coordinator, University of Utah Hospital |
DIDO is becoming an important metric in closing the gap for long term disability in Stroke Patients. Targeted, customized education can significantly reduce DIDO times in a subset of sites of a large TS network.-intervention mean DIDO time was 185 min for the whole network, 192 (SD 106) for the intervention sites (n=13 transfers), 164 (SD 63) for the control (n=8) (p=NS). Post-intervention, DIDO times were mean 125 min for the network, 90 (SD 28) for intervention sites (n=9 transfers), 148 (SD 75) for controls (n=13) (p<0.02); p<0.005 for intervention site DIDO change between quarters. Targeted, customized education can significantly reduce DIDO times in a subset of sites of a large TS network. We hope to use this information to facilitate sustainable, reproducible improvement in DIDO times across all our TS sites.