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NEW ZEALAND HOSPITAL STROKE SERVICE PROVISION: A NATIONAL SURVEY

Stephanie Thompson, Jeroen Douwes, Alan Barber, Dominique Cadilhac, Harry McNaughton, John Gommans, John Fink, Alan Davis, Valery Feigin, Anna Ranta

JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY NEUROSURGERY AND PSYCHIATRY | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2019

Abstract

IntroductionThe REGIONS Care study assesses stroke care throughout New Zealand. It includes a national audit and here we present organisational survey results assessing current availability of interventions and management approaches in each hospital.MethodsAll 20 District Health Boards were invited to complete a survey about patients managed per annum, care setting, and service provision. Results were grouped into rural and urban groups to assess for geographic differences.ResultsAll NZ hospitals managing stroke patients completed the survey. Results found that of these hospitals 92% have an acute stroke unit, 85% have a TIA pathway, but only 58% offer rapid access specialist TIA services. 1..

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