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Reducing time-to-unit among patients referred to an outpatient stroke assessment unit with a novel triage process: a prospective cohort study

  • Maximilian B. Bibok1Email authorView ORCID ID profile,
  • Kristine Votova1, 2,
  • Robert F. Balshaw3, 4,
  • Mary L. Lesperance5,
  • Nicole S. Croteau1, 5,
  • Anurag Trivedi6,
  • Jaclyn Morrison7,
  • Colin Sedgwick2 and
  • Andrew M. Penn8
BMC Health Services ResearchBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201818:142

Received: 12 July 2017

Accepted: 21 February 2018

Published: 27 February 2018

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Original Submission
12 Jul 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
15 Aug 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Owis Eilayyan
20 Aug 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Roberto Forero
2 Sep 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Obinna Ekwunife
5 Oct 2017 Author responded Author comments - Maximilian Bibok
Resubmission - Version 2
5 Oct 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
21 Feb 2018 Editorially accepted
27 Feb 2018 Article published 10.1186/s12913-018-2952-x

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Research & Capacity Building, Island Health, Victoria, Canada
Division of Medical Sciences & Island Medical Program, University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada
British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, Vancouver, Canada
Department of Statistics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada
Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Neurology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
Department of Quality, Safety and Improvement, Island Health, Victoria, Canada
Department of Neurosciences, Stroke Rapid Assessment Unit (SRAU), Island Health, Victoria, Canada