Spring 2013 – A Comprehensive Stroke Center Patient Registry: Advantages, Limitations, and Lessons Learned

A Comprehensive Stroke Center Patient Registry: Advantages, Limitations, and Lessons Learned.
James E. Siegler1$, Amelia K. Boehme2,3$, Adrianne M. Dorsey1, Dominique J. Monlezun1, Alex J. George1, Amir Shaban4, H. Jeremy Bockholt5,6, Karen C. Albright2,3,7,8, Sheryl Martin-Schild4*.
Author Affiliations:
1Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, USA
2Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
3Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
4Stroke Program, Department of Neurology, Tulane University Hospital, New Orleans, LA, USA
5Advanced Biomedical Informatics Group, LLC, Iowa City, IA, USA
6Department of Psychiatry, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA
7Health Services and Outcomes Research Center for Outcome and Effectiveness Research and Education (COERE), University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
8Center of Excellence in Comparative Effectiveness Research for Eliminating Disparities (CERED), Minority Health & Health Disparities Research Center (MHRC), University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA

$James E. Siegler and Amelia K. Boehme contributed equally to the production of this manuscript.


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*Corresponding Author: Sheryl Martin-Schild; smartin2[at]tulane.edu
Key Words: Stroke; Registries; Methodology; Epidemiological Methods; Common Data Elements; Source Data Verification.
There has been a trend to portray doctors as “all” - all knowing, all thinking, all seeing, all doing. We’re all brains, learning and memorizing, and all hands, cutting and suturing. Doctors can be any or none of these things, but sometimes we miss our greatest strength: we can be all Heart. And by being all Heart, we must be careful how our experiences affect us.

Published: May 31, 2013
Senior Editor: Kevin C. Patterson
Junior Editor: Jessica L. Wummel
DOI: Pending
Siegler JE, Boehme AK, Dorsey AM, Monlezun DJ, George AJ, Shaban A, Bockckholt HJ, Albright KC, Martin-Schild S. A Comprehensive Stroke Center Patient Registry: Advantages, Limitations, and Lessons Learned. Medical Student Research Journal. 2013;2(Spring):21-29.
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Kevin Patterson

Executive Editor
Kevin Charles Patterson is a fourth year medical student at Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine. He is in his eighth year at MSU after graduating with a B.S. in Human Biology and a B.S. in Microbiology, both in 2010. He is considering a career in internal medicine with a combined scientist training program in residency; after residency, his plans include the possibility of a fellowship and the ultimate goal of practicing academic medicine. Editor Note (2013-14): Kevin graduated, matched, and is a resident in Internal Medicine at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.