Stroke services in Scotland

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Abstract

Stroke services are developing rapidly in Scotland. Most of the 33 hospitals which admit stroke patients from the community have a stroke unit and access to brain imaging. However, acute stroke units are few and many of the 10,000 patients each year still do not access a stroke unit bed. A recently introduced National Strategy aims to ensure that all patients have access to early stroke unit care, brain imaging and appropriate specialist rehabilitation and secondary prevention. A national system to monitor the progress of the strategy is being developed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-8
Number of pages3
JournalCerebrovascular diseases (Basel, Switzerland)
Volume15 Suppl 1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003

Keywords

  • Coronary Disease
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Guidelines as Topic
  • Hospital Units
  • Humans
  • Quality Assurance, Health Care
  • Scotland
  • Stroke

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