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Stroke prevention opportunities are being lost, study shows

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 22 April 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:975
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    Major opportunities are being missed for the prevention of stroke, and services need reorganising to prevent unnecessary deaths, according to the largest audit of stroke prevention carried out in the United Kingdom.

    Six months after their stroke a high proportion of patients were without appropriate treatment or had risk factors that were uncontrolled, say the authors of a study in Age and Ageing (2004;33:280-6).

    “Major deficiencies in delivery of secondary prevention after stroke have been demonstrated. Services need reorganisation to prevent unnecessary mortality and morbidity in this group of patients. It …

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