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Table 1 Causes of delay in patient referral as reported by PSCs within the interdisciplinary neurovascular network Rhine-Main over a three months period

From: Quality assurance data for regional drip-and-ship strategies- gearing up the transfer process

Causes of delay Number of cases %
Lack of capacity in CSC, calls to several CSCs 8 21.6
Problems around decision for MT 6 16.2
Delay during transportation 6 16.2
Discussion with family members of the patient 5 13.5
Delay in teleradiological presentation 5 13.5
Lack of transportation capacity 5 13.5
Acute medical problems 5 13.5
Problems with communication to CSC 3 8.1
Delay in first imaging 3 8.1
Incorrect admission diagnosis 1 2.7
Delay in LVO-detection 1 2.7
Error in internal workflow procedure 1 2.7
Difficulties obtainig medical history 1 2.7