India launches stroke registry to combat “epidemic”

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 11 January 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f223
  1. Soumyadeep Bhaumik
  1. 1Kolkata

India has launched a stroke registry to collect data relating to cases of stroke from institutions and individual specialists across the country, to try to explain the high national incidence of stroke.

The registry is being run by the National Centre for Disease Informatics and Research, Bangalore, where staff members have started the process of collating data on stroke patients from institutions and individual specialists who have registered with the programme.

The stroke registry programme aims to collect comprehensive information not only …

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