Stroke care should be centralised in large specialist units. People suffering a stroke in London have been taken to one of eight 24-hour specialist stroke units since 2010 (rather than their nearest unit) with improved outcomes. Centralising stroke care in hospitals throughout other large UK cities could potentially save thousands of lives, according to researchers.
Centralise stroke care ‘in super units’ call. London: BBC Health News, August 6th 2014.
This relates to:
Morris, S. Hunter, RM. Ramsay, AIG. [et al] (2014). Impact of centralising acute stroke services in English metropolitan areas on mortality and length of hospital stay: difference-in-differences analysis. BMJ. August 5th 2014; 349: g4757.