Do yourself a favor: click on Notes from the Hospital >>>>
Read Elliott Gorelick’s blog = critically important reading for all residents of the City of Alameda.
Don’t think so? Think again:
Alameda County EMS has reinstated the transport protocol that allows ambulanced to take stroke victims to Alameda Hospital. This is big, this is bad.
Stroke death rates vary per hospital. And you want to be taken to the best performing hospital when you have a stroke. Why? Significantly increase odds:
A. for survival at the time of the stroke and
B. for survival within 30 days of being discharged from the hospital.
The best hospitals for stroke around here are Summit and Kaiser (Eden’s statistics are not in yet). I cannot find any rates for stroke incidences, or I’d extrapolate how many deaths Alameda Hospital’s 12.5% stroke death rate adds up to, i.e., how many people didn’t need to die and wouldn’t have if they’d gone to Alta Bates Summit or Kaiser…
Did you know that over 50% of Alameda residents are Kaiser insured? Why on earth would Kaiser patients then want to be taken to Alameda Hospital?!
So go to the right here>>>> click on Notes from the Hospital. Read. Really. Go read.