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Sentinel stroke national audit programme reports

Two reports from the national audit programme show that despite steady progress in the care of stroke patients in the UK, there are still major shortages of both nurses and doctors.

The organisational audit measures the staffing levels, resources and facilities available in every hospital that cares for stroke patients acutely whilst the annual patient care audit provides answers to questions about the type of patient having a stroke, whether or not they are being treated quickly enough, receive enough therapy, where patients go for treatment including after their hospital stay, and whether they get the clot-busting drugs they require. More .....