Letters Rehabilitation after stroke

Financial implications for survivors of stroke

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f4999 (Published 09 August 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f4999
  1. Hope Olivia Ward, third year medical student1,
  2. Beth McIldowie, third year medical student1,
  3. Sarah Kibble, third year medical student1,
  4. Amanda Squire, interprofessional education lead2,
  5. Andrew Carson-Stevens, clinical lecturer in healthcare improvement1
  1. 1Cardiff University School of Medicine, Cardiff CF14 4YS, UK
  2. 2Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff, UK
  1. andypcs{at}gmail.com

The new National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidelines on stroke rehabilitation recognise that high quality stroke care services should include physical rehabilitation, as well as specialist psychological and emotional support to survivors.1 2 However, the financial burden of long term care can cause considerable anxiety and stress to stroke survivors and their families during rehabilitation.

In Wales, we have formed a multi-professional student group,3 as …

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