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Stroke units: research in practice 

Stroke units: research in practice
Stroke units: research in practice

Lalit Kalra

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date: 27 September 2021

Key points

Stroke units are the cornerstone of quality stroke care.

The benefits of stroke unit care are supported by a very strong evidence base

In 2007 the National Stroke Strategy mandated that all stroke patients should have prompt access to stroke unit care.

Despite policy and guidelines, only 62% stroke patients were treated on specialist stroke units in 2010.

Patients spend long periods of inactivity on stroke units; multidisciplinary teams need to encourage rehabilitation activities outside therapy sessions.

Rehabilitation needs to be family- and carer-oriented to prepare patients for life after discharge.

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