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Having a stroke in the hospital can mean slower care, not faster
Modern Healthcare

Some of the sickest patients with the most urgent need for stroke treatment may be the least likely to receive timely life-saving care because they’re in the hospital when the stroke hits, according to a new study.

Compared with stroke sufferers whose symptoms began outside of a hospital, hospitalized patients waited more than two hours longer for brain scans. They were also “more likely to be dead or disabled at discharge,” according to a study published Monday in the journal JAMA Neurology.

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