Some people who have a stroke have their direct transport to hospital interrupted

Takeaway

  • Some people who have a stroke/transient ischemic attack (TIA) and who call for the emergency medical services (EMS) have their direct transport to hospital interrupted because of a lack of accurate diagnosis at the scene.

Why this matters

    EMS healthcare professionals at the scene are already required to distinguish people with a time‐critical condition, such as stroke/TIA from people without, highlighting the importance of early and accurate diagnosis.