Ageism in services for transient ischaemic attack and stroke: Author's reply

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7571.755-b (Published 05 October 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:755
  1. Peter Rothwell, professor of neurology (peter.rothwell@clneuro.ox.ac.uk)
  1. Stroke Prevention Research Unit, University Department of Clinical Neurology, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford OX2 6HE

    EDITOR—Heath seems to have misunderstood the aims and methods of our study.

    Because we were indeed aware that the low rates of treatment of older patients documented in many previous studies might sometimes have been due to patients' choice (as we stated in the introduction), we adopted the new method of comparing a nested, population based cohort, which was investigated exactly as per current clinical guidelines and patient choice, with …

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