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Performance of the RACE Score for the Prehospital Identification of Large Vessel Occlusion Stroke in a Suburban/Rural EMS Service
Robert L. Dickson, Remle P. Crowe, Casey Patrick, Kevin Crocker, Michael Aiken, Andrew Adams, Guy R. Gleisberg, Tyler Nichols, Christopher Mason, and Ashish R. Panchal
Reliable screening tools that can identify large vessel occlusion (LVO) stroke in the prehospital environment are critical due to the time-sensitive nature of stroke outcomes. EMS providers need to be able to identify LVO to preferentially transport these patients to endovascular therapy (EVT)-capable centers. The objective of this study was to assess the Rapid Arterial oCclusion Evaluation (RACE) scale for LVO stroke in real-world prehospital settings.