The importance of being within 90mins of a Stroke service

Here's a report of a study from the USA
Stroke patients treated at a primary stroke center have a lower case fatality rate than those treated in hospitals not designated as centers of excellence in stroke care, a new study of almost 900,000 Medicare patients shows.
However, the study also shows the mortality advantage was no longer present if it took the patient longer than 90 minutes reach a designated stroke center.... Click the link below for more.


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