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The stroke gap

Prashanth Ramachandran and James Burrow
Med J Aust 2017; 206 (8): 370. || doi: 10.5694/mja16.01175
Published online: 1 May 2017

Acute stroke management has undergone major transformations with the advent of endovascular thrombectomy, but there remains a large gap in care between metropolitan and rural Australia. While metropolitan stroke centres are currently redesigning their services to expedite intervention for patients eligible for endovascular thrombectomy, rural and remote areas are still lagging behind with basic stroke therapies.

  • Prashanth Ramachandran
  • James Burrow

  • Royal Darwin Hospital, Darwin, NT

Correspondence: jim.burrow@nt.gov.au

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