Managing stroke

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6924.343c (Published 29 January 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:343
  1. B YipC H McAlpine
  1. Department of Geriatric Medicine, Stirling Royal Infirmary NHS Trust, Stirling FK8 2AU.

    EDITOR, - Peter Sandercock promoted the establishment of stroke units and discussed the potential cost, suggesting that before hospitals initiated a specific stroke unit they should examine the costs and resources currently used.1 During a seven month period we identified all patients admitted to our hospital with a diagnosis of stroke. Seventy nine patients (39 men, 40 women; mean (SD) age 73.8 (8.8) years) were still in hospital two …

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