Open Access Research article

Provider perceptions of barriers to the emergency use of tPA for Acute Ischemic Stroke: A qualitative study

William J Meurer12*, Jennifer J Majersik3, Shirley M Frederiksen1, Allison M Kade1, Annette M Sandretto1 and Phillip A Scott1

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

2 Department of Neurology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

3 Department of Neurology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

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BMC Emergency Medicine 2011, 11:5  doi:10.1186/1471-227X-11-5

Published: 6 May 2011

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Additional file 1:

This is the final focus group script that was used for emergency physician or nurse focus groups.

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Additional file 2:

This is the coding guide developed by the investigators with conventions used in assigning themes.

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