Intravenous (i.v.) recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) should be available on a 24/7 basis in hospitals admitting patients with stroke. We aimed at evaluating the influence of the number of patients previously treated with i.v. rt-PA by neurologists on patients’ outcome. For each patient consecutively treated with i.v. rt-PA for cerebral ischaemia at the Lille University Hospital, we determined the number of previous treatments with rt-PA administered by the neurologist. We performed logistic regression analyses to determine the influence of the experience on the outcome evaluated by the modified Rankin scale (mRS) after 3 months, 0–1 meaning independence, and 0–2 meaning absence of handicap.
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