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released: 15 Feb 2006 author: Senes S media release

How we manage stroke in Australia presents a comprehensive picture of the impact of stroke on patient, their carers, the heath system and aged care services. It brings together the latest Australian data on the various phases of the management of people with stroke across the continuum of care. Where possible, it compares current practice to clinical guidelines for best practice in the care of stroke patients. It identifies improvements in care, areas where more needs to be done and gaps in our knowledge.

ISSN 1323-9236; Cat. no. CVD 31; 60pp.; Internet only

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title page and verso
    • Contents
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • Acknowledgments
    • Highlights
  • Sections
    • Introduction
    • Background
      • What is stroke?
      • Who is affected by stroke?
      • How big a problem is stroke in Australia?
      • How can we prevent stroke?
      • What does the future hold for those who have had a stroke?
      • What is best practice in the care of stroke?
    • How do we manage stroke?
      • Community awareness of stroke signs and symptoms.
      • Hospital care
      • Prevention of further strokes
      • General practice care
      • Disability and functioning
      • Formal care services in the community
      • Informal care
    • Cost of stroke care
    • Future trends
    • Discussion: how well do we manage stroke?
  • End matter
    • Appendix
    • References

Recommended citation

Senes S 2006. How we manage stroke in Australia. Cardiovascular disease series no. 24. Cat. no. CVD 31. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 30 May 2016 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442467815>.

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