Improved Stroke Care

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Stroke remains one of the greatest public health challenges, especially with an ageing demographic. Stroke is one of the leading causes of mortality and disability in Australia(1). Improved stroke care has led to a reduction in the proportion of stroke patients living with disability, from 45% to 39% between 1998 to 2012(1, 2). However, two thirds of persons living with a stroke in 2012 required assistance with their activities of daily living. To the community, cost related to stroke burden in the same year was estimated to be approximately five billion dollars

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