Letters Lifestyle habits and risk of stroke

Audit of medical notes may provide direction

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b1310 (Published 31 March 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1310
  1. Smitha Addala, junior doctor1,
  2. Soma Banerjee, geriatric specialist registrar 2,
  3. Diane Ames, consultant stroke physician2
  1. 1West Middlesex University Hospital, Isleworth TW7 6AF
  2. 2St. Mary’s Hospital, London W2 1NY
  1. smitha.addala01{at}imperial.ac.uk

    We write with reference to the EPIC Norfolk study reported by Myint et al.1 We recently conducted an audit of medical notes over a period of six weeks of all patients discharged from the acute stroke unit at a London teaching hospital. We found that screening …

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