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Levine D, Perkins A, Sico J, Myers L, Phipps M, Zhang Y, Ferguson J, Bravata DM. Temporal Variation in Facility Performance of Process Measures After Transient Ischemic Attack in the Veterans Health Administration: Predictors and Association With Ischemic Stroke Incidence. [Abstract]. Stroke. 2019 Feb 1; 50(Suppl 1):WP361.
Abstract: Background: Little is known about facility factors that contribute to change in facility performance and how temporal variation in facility performance of transient ischemic attack (TIA) process measures contributes to variation in facility-level ischemic stroke incidence. Methods: Prospective study of 7760 veterans (mean age, 70; 95% male) with TIA presenting to 53 VA facilities in 2014-2018. We examined process measures (high/moderate potency statin and anti-thrombotics