Letters Long term outcome of stroke

Stroke is a chronic disease with acute events

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39500.434086.1F (Published 28 February 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:461
  1. Desmond O’Neill, principal investigator,
  2. Frances Horgan, senior lecturer,
  3. Anne Hickey, senior lecturer,
  4. Hannah McGee, principal investigator
  1. 1Irish National Audit of Stroke Care, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin 2, Republic of Ireland
  1. des.oneill{at}amnch.ie

Bruins et al and the accompanying editorial on stroke care make a compelling case for reviewing conventional policy approaches to stroke, which often show a dysequilibrium towards the (very important) front end of stroke, and a relative agnosia for (equally important) aftercare.1 Although it is clearly very important that all …

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