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Stroke treatment in England varies widely by location

New figures released by the Health and Social Care Information Centre show that the treatment of stroke patients in England varies widely depending on where patients live.

Of the 68,800 patients admitted to hospital with stroke during 2013/14, 60% were admitted to an acute stroke unit within four hours of arrival at hospital. This figure varied by CCG, from 22% of patients in NHS Wyre Forest CCG to 85% in NHS Hillingdon CCG. More ....