Department of Health

Department of Health

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Stroke is one of the top three causes of death in England and a leading cause of adult disability, with costs to the NHS of about Ap2.8 billion a year and to the wider economy through lost productivity, disability and informal care of around Ap4.2 billion. This NAO report looks at whether the NHS is providing effective and high quality stroke care services in England, in terms of acute response, rehabilitation and prevention, as well as examining the role of the Department of Health in managing and supporting stroke care programmes. Key findings include that although progress is being made, the priority afforded to stroke care by the Department of Health and the wider health service should be increased, given its impact and cost, in order to help reduce the number of deaths, improve recovery rates, increase NHS efficiency and lead to significant financial savings. More emphasis should be given to primary and secondary prevention measures, with improved patient access to rehabilitation and support services following discharge, and more effective, integrated emergency stroke care services.5 National Audit Office The \alt;HS Cancer Plan: A Progress Report HC 343 2004- 2005. ... and outcomes in acute stroke: a coordinated approach- Produced by Boehringer Ingelheim, the Ambulance Association, the ... FRCP Garv A. Ford, FRCP aquot;Diagnostic Accuracy of Stroke Referrals From Primary Care, Emergency Roomanbsp;...

Title:Department of Health
Author:Great Britain. National Audit Office
Publisher:The Stationery Office - 2005-01


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