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Stroke care 'failing'

23rd August 2007

A leading doctor has warned the UK needs to quickly improve its stroke services or it will remain western Europe’s worst provider.

In the British Medical Journal Professor Hugh Markus, of St George's Medical School, London, said care was poorly organised and that research showed hundreds more people die or are left dependent on carers in the UK for every 1,000 strokes compared with other countries.

Professor Markus said in the UK stroke was seen as a "Cinderella" subject and patients not treated with sufficient priority. Health Minister Dawn Primarolo said a Stroke Strategy was currently out to consultation.


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