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Hospitals struggle to cope with stroke care, says royal college

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 27 July 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:179
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. London

    Hospitals in the United Kingdom are struggling to meet the spiralling demand of caring for patients with stroke, with only a third of patients ever entering a dedicated unit, says a report by the Royal College of Physicians.

    The third national sentinel audit of stroke, for 2001-2, found that just 36% of stroke patients spend any of their hospital stay in a stroke unit—despite the fact that almost three quarters of hospitals (73%) …

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