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Patient reported measures are needed

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 31 July 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e5048
  1. Kevin Stewart, clinical director, Clinical Effectiveness and Evaluation Unit1,
  2. Varo Kirthi, clinical fellow to the president1,
  3. Linda Patterson, clinical vice president1
  1. 1Royal College of Physicians, London NW1 4LE, UK
  1. kevin.stewart{at}

The results of the recent national audit of the acute stroke care of nearly 9000 patients (by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) on behalf of the intercollegiate stroke working party) are free online.1 2 The public, clinicians, managers, and commissioners can easily compare how their local stroke teams are performing …

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