Stroke centers 'over an hour away' for one third of Americans Medical News Today

March 5, 2015 9:43 PM

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Stroke centers 'over an hour away' for one third of Americans Medical News Today

The study, published online in Neurology, was a population-level virtual trial simulating how long it would take for patients to access stroke care following changes to systems of treatment.

"Research has shown that specialized stroke care has the potential to reduce death and disability," says study author Dr. Michael T. Mullen. "Stroke is a time-critical disease. Each second after a stroke begins, brain cells die, so it is critically important that specialized stroke care be rapidly a...

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