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Letters Thrombolysis in stroke

Example of a health divide?

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 26 January 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c449
  1. Pippa J Tyrrell, consultant stroke physician1,
  2. Charles Sherrington, consultant stroke physician1,
  3. Jane Wainwright, consultant stroke physician1,
  4. Craig Smith, consultant stroke physician1,
  5. Rebecca Grue, consultant stroke physician1,
  6. Arun Singh, consultant stroke physician1,
  7. Chris Douglass, consultant stroke physician1
  1. 1Stroke Consultant Team, Greater Manchester Comprehensive Stroke Centre, Salford Royal Foundation Trust, Salford M6 8HD
  1. pippa.tyrrell{at}

    We read with dismay Choi’s personal view about the difference between stroke treatment in London teaching hospitals and in Greater Manchester.1 In discussing the management of people with acute stroke in the hospital in which he works (Trafford General Hospital) he states that “the whole region is devoid of any concerted system to manage these patients.” He also says that “many of the consultants express confusion about their local thrombolytic service even where it exists,” and that if he …

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