Table 1

Characteristics of stroke episodes with vascular neurogist and non-vascular neurologist consultations, 2019–2021

Non-vascular neurologistVascular neurologist
Patient region (%)
 West15.3 (0.05)17.5 (0.14)
 Midwest23.3 (0.06)22.4 (0.15)
 Northeast18.5 (0.05)21.5 (0.15)
 South42.8 (0.07)38.6 (0.18)
NIH Stroke Scale14.93 (0.03)5.96 (0.09)
Months of dual enrolment2.2 (0.01)2.3 (0.02)
Share of consults conducted via telemedicine (%)6.8 (0.04)13.3 (0.12)
Patient rurality (%)
 Metropolitan81.6 (0.05)81.4 (0.14)
 Micropolitan9.7 (0.04)9.8 (0.11)
 Small Town5.2 (0.03)5.6 (0.08)
 Rural3.5 (0.03)3.3 (0.06)