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Sunday 15 September 2019
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Focus on acute stroke may compromise other areas of care

The focus on acute stroke in the UK government's national stroke strategy may distract attention and resources from other important elements of stroke care, warn experts.

In 2005, the National Audit Office (NAO) report on stroke services outlined improvements for reducing death, disability and recurrent stroke, along with costs. Its recommendations led to the publication of the National Stroke Strategy in 2007.