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Stroke services could do better

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 10 August 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:318
  1. Paul Dinsdale
  1. London

    Patients with stroke in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland are still receiving substandard care, despite a large increase in the number of hospitals with a specialist stroke unit, says a major audit of stroke services.

    The 2006 national sentinel organisational audit for stroke found that patients with stroke are not being taken to hospital quickly enough and that only 12% of trusts have specific arrangements in place with their local ambulance service for emergency transfer of stroke …

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