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Table 1 Inclusion and exclusion criteria for the study population

From: Functional stroke outcomes after mobile stroke unit deployment – the revised protocol for the Berlin Prehospital Or Usual Delivery of acute stroke care (B_PROUD) part 2 study

Inclusion criteria:
1. Suspected acute stroke according to the dispatcher stroke identification algorithm [8] during MSU hours and within the MSU catchment area
2. Age ≥ 18 years
Inclusion criteria for the primary study population:
3. Final diagnosis of ischemic stroke (ICD-10: I63) or TIA (G45 except G45.4)
4. Pre-stroke mRS ≤ 3 (able to ambulate without assistance)
5. Confirmed onset-to-alarm time ≤ 4 h
Exclusion criteria:
1. Symptom remission until arrival of MSU or regular ambulancea
2. Malignant or other severe primary disease with life expectancy < 1 year
Exclusion criteria for the primary study population:
3. Major surgery within last 4 weeks
4. Confirmed stroke within last 3 months
5. Absolute contraindication for both thrombolysis and endovascular treatment
  1. ICD-10 International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems 10th revision, mRS modified Rankin Scale, MSU Mobile Stroke Unit, TIA transient ischemic attack, ano acute disabling neurological symptoms described in emergency medical service (EMS) documentation