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Stroke care after discharge varies widely across UK, audit finds

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h3058 (Published 08 June 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h3058
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

The care provided to stroke patients once they have left hospital shows widespread variation across England, Northern Ireland, and Wales, an audit has found.1

The inaugural audit by the Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme concluded that too many areas fail to commission comprehensive post-acute stroke care. It also raised concern that care home residents may be denied access to stroke rehabilitation services in some areas. …

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