The system activated thanks to the Neurological Telecounselling for Ischemic Stroke permits to produce a quick diagnosis and to provide the thrombolytic therapy to the fit patient within the 3 hours decisive to prevent disabilities due to the stroke.
The pilot produced an output that represents an advantage and a guarantee for the citizen that is sure to be treated in quicker times without the need to be transported towards a specialized centre, with the risk to loose precious time and not being apt for the thrombolytic therapy.
Beyond the advantages linked to the quality of care, it should be underlined savings produced by telecounselling. Linking a clinician and a professional by videoconference on air means reducing by far the need to use the ambulance for moving patients from one hospital to the other. This also means less costs for the community and a wider availability of emergency means (ambulances and emergency helicopters) for possible emergencies.