One-Third of Americans Are an Hour Away from Stroke Center

March 5, 2015 8:31 PM

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One-Third of Americans Are an Hour Away from Stroke Center

HealthDay News — One-third of Americans live further than an hour away from a stroke center, according to research published in Neurology.

Michael Mullen, MD, from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and colleagues examined data from 2010, when there were 811 primary stroke centers (PSCs) in the United States. Certification of comprehensive stroke centers (CSCs) — a higher level of classification — did not begin until 2012....

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