Stroke units

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6973.193c (Published 21 January 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:193
  1. George Duncan,
  2. Louise Ritchie,
  3. Dawn Jamieson,
  4. Linda Donaldson
  1. Consultant physician in geriatric medicine Senior I occupational therapist Senior I physiotherapist Sister Douglas Grant Stroke Unit, Biggart Hospital, Prestwick KA9 2HQ

    EDITOR,—Having recently established stroke services in south Ayrshire, we support Martin Dennis and Peter Langhorne's views on stroke units.1 Although the use of assessment and treatment protocols is to be encouraged, we question their efficacy when implemented outside a specific stroke unit. Our acute stroke unit manages 90% of patients with acute stroke in south Ayrshire. Half of these are admitted direct, but because …

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