Aussie hospital slashes door-in-door-out times

How a project initiated by a doctor and a nurse sped up transfer times for thrombectomy
Clare Pain

Ischaemic stroke patients at a Victorian hospital are being transferred for mechanical thrombectomy in less than an hour thanks to a project initiated by the lead neurologist and lead nurse.

Dr Philip Choi and Tanya Frost, in collaboration with a range of staff at Box Hill Hospital, have succeeded in reducing the door-in-door-out time from 111 minutes to 67 minutes over four years — shortening the process by 14% per year.