Canadian stroke care in need of overhaul

Kondro, Wayne
August 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/9/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 11, pE718
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the need to improve the heart stroke care services in Canada. Canadian Stroke Network cost-analysis reveals that Canada can cut 15.4 billion dollars from its health care bill and avoid 20.7 billion dollars in indirect costs between 2011 and 2031, while preventing roughly 1000 premature deaths annually by enhanceing stroke care. The report further indicates that 64 percent of patients with stroke have hypertension.


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