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Survey shows haphazard provision of UK stroke services

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 24 April 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1098
  1. Mark Pownall
  1. London

    A survey published this week by the Stroke Association, a UK charity, has found that 2000 to 3000 stroke patients may die every year because of “haphazard” provision of specialised stroke services.

    The study was carried out by Dr Shah Ebrahim from the University of Bristol and Dr Judith Redfern from the Royal Free and University College Medical School, London, who surveyed doctors responsible for stroke care throughout the United Kingdom. Over 1700 completed questionnaires were returned by consultants …

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