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Organization of stroke services

Hugh Markus, Anthony Pereira and Geoffrey Cloud

in Stroke Medicine

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print January 2010 | ISBN: 9780199218776
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191726095 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199218776.003.0184

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

Organization of stroke services

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Introduction 494

Pre-hospital care 496

Acute hospital care 498

Stroke units 500

Post-hospital care 504

Stroke has been recognized in medicine for more than 3000 years but only recently has stroke medicine been considered a specialty in its own right

As a disease of ageing, stroke has been susceptible to age-related prejudice which has hindered development of services and investment in research...

Chapter.  2307 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology

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