Table 1

Hospital characteristics

Total hospitals in study
(n=36)
Hospital location
 Metropolitan32 (89%)
 Rural4 (11%)
Hospitals with a dedicated stroke unit31 (86%)
Hospitals with a clinical care pathway for managing stroke33 (92%)
Hospitals with regular stroke multidisciplinary team meetings34 (94%)
Hospitals with an agreed management (including assessment and monitoring) protocol for fever32 (89%)
Hospitals with an agreed management (including assessment and monitoring) protocol for hyperglycaemia30 (83%)
Hospitals with an agreed management (including assessment and monitoring) protocol for swallow35 (97%)
Hospitals that use the ASSIST tool28 (78%)