Journal article

Strategies to Improve Stroke Care Services on Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Review

Jeyaraj Durai Pandian, Akanksha G William, Mahesh P Kate, Bo Norrving, George A Mensah, Stephen Davis, Gregory A Roth, Amanda G Thrift, Andre P Kengne, Brett M Kissela, Chuanhua Yu, Daniel Kim, David Rojas-Rueda, David L Tirschwell, Foad Abd-Allah, Fortune Gankpe, Gabrielle deVeber, Graeme J Hankey, Jost B Jonas, Kevin N Sheth Show all

NEUROEPIDEMIOLOGY | KARGER | Published : 2017

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The burden of stroke in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) is large and increasing, challenging the already stretched health-care services. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To determine the quality of existing stroke-care services in LMICs and to highlight indigenous, inexpensive, evidence-based implementable strategies being used in stroke-care. METHODS: A detailed literature search was undertaken using PubMed and Google scholar from January 1966 to October 2015 using a range of search terms. Of 921 publications, 373 papers were shortlisted and 31 articles on existing stroke-services were included. RESULTS: We identified efficient models of ambulance transport and pre-notification. St..

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