Letters Centralising acute stroke services

Centralising acute stroke services: study confounded by financial investment

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g5710 (Published 23 September 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5710
  1. Andrew M Hill, clinical lead for stroke services and consultant in stroke and elderly medicine1
  1. 1St Helens and Knowsley NHS Teaching Hospitals, Prescot L35 5DR, UK
  1. andrew.hill2{at}sthk.nhs.uk

Morris and colleagues did not discuss how substantial financial investment in services affected their results.1 The London stroke strategy was supported by an additional £23m (€28.8m; $37.3m) in funding.2 The cost improvement programme highlighted the need for an extra £13m investment in hyperacute stroke units to …

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