As part of the Veterans Administration Acute Stroke Study (VASt), a computerized algorithm was developed and validated for improving the reliability of the TOAST algorithm for assigning ischemic stroke subtype (Goldstein LB, Jones MR, Matchar DB, Edwards LJ, Hoff J, Chilukuri V, Armstrong B, Horner RD. Improving the reliabilty of stroke subgroup classification using the Trial of ORG 10172 in Acute Stroke Treatment (TOAST) criteria. Stroke. 2001;32:1091-1097).
Click the link below to download a zipped folder containing five files: Readme text, VA TOAST Algorithm, Data Abstraction Manual, Data Collection Form, and VASt TOAST Scoring Program (SAS Macro). Please cite the above reference when using these materials
Download TOAST (ZIP file, 66 KB)