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Study confirms results of systematic review of care in stroke unit

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7112.881 (Published 04 October 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:881
  1. Russell Lane, Consultant neurologista,
  2. Katie Burrell, Audit coordinatora,
  3. Cathy Dennis, Stroke nurse specialista
  1. a Stroke Unit, Ashford Hospital, Ashford, Middlesex TW15 3AA

    Editor—The paper from the Stroke Unit Trialists' Collaboration, based on a systematic review of randomised trials that compared organised inpatient stroke care with contemporary conventional care, suggested that management in an integrated stroke unit reduced the frequency of poor outcomes, including death, dependency, and requirement for institutional care.1 We had the opportunity to gather data on outcome of stroke prospectively, in anticipation of the opening of a dedicated stroke unit in our newly constructed hospital. We have compared treatment in …

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