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Study questions stroke-care quality measure
Modern Healthcare

In-hospital mortality rates may be a poor indicator of the quality of care provided to stroke patients, according to a study in the journal Neurology. Using stroke mortality data from patients treated at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, N.Y., during 2009, researchers found that approximately 40% of those deaths could be attributed to voluntary decisions by patients and their families to withdraw life-sustaining care.

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