The Role of Nursing in Gathering Stroke Data: Filling a Statistical Gap


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The Role of Nursing in Gathering Stroke Data: Filling a Statistical Gap
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April 3, 2011
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This paper contains a discussion of the medical problem posed by a shortage in stroke statistics, advancing the hypothesis that there is a statistical gap in the understanding of stroke brought about by an orientation toward forward- rather than backward-facing data. The articles discussed in the paper disclose a pattern of post- rather than pre-admission data collection in the stroke context, a practice that makes it difficult for informatics RNs and other statistically-minded medical professionals to better understand critical aspects of stroke risk and stroke care. The recommendation...
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.....ound data. Even nurses who assiduously record time LSN may forget to collect demographic facts about stroke victims so that, for example, analysis could reveal whether there are differential response patterns in different income grouping, races, or cultures. For this reason, nurses ought to focus on gathering both forward- and backward-looking data when dealing with stroke victims.
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