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Long travel time to specialised stroke centre offsets potential benefits, study shows

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i4168 (Published 28 July 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4168
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

Travelling 90 minutes or more to a specialist stroke centre offsets any survival benefits from the care provided, a retrospective US study has found.1

The retrospective cohort study compared outcomes in patients with acute stroke who received healthcare under Medicare and who were treated locally or referred to one of the 976 specialised primary stroke centres across the …

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