Table 2

Patient and facility characteristics

Variable%/Mean (number)SD
Patient (n=3052)
 Male95% (2905)
 Age ≤6545% (1383)
 Age 66–8544% (1344)
 Age>8511% (325)
 Dementia Dx7% (219)
 Mean Charlson Comorbidity Index
 (range=0–17)
1.772.10
 Speech deficit13% (405)
 Weekend arrival18% (450)
 Inpatient admission68% (2072)
 Neurologist consultation63% (1908)
 Mean quality score (range=0.00–1.00)0.670.24
Facility (n=110) organizational complexity69% (81)
 Urban location85% (105)
 25 or more patients with TIA35% (39)
 Stroke centre designation*62% (64)
 Mean FTE neurologists/100K patients9.175.79
Bottom quartile3.06 (27)1.92
Second quartile6.82 (28)0.69
Third quartile9.54 (28)1.16
Fourth quartile17.44 (27)4.47
  • *Primary Stroke Centre or Limited Hours Stroke Facility

  • FTE, full-time equivalent; TIA, transient ischaemic attack.