Healthcare Quarterly, 9(4) September 2006: 50-59.doi:10.12927/hcq..18407

Special Report

Has Ontario's Stroke System Really Made a Difference?     

Mary Lewis, Joann Trypuc, Patrice Lindsay, Chris O'Callaghan and Alexis Dishaw

Abstract

Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in Canada. Almost 60% of stroke survivors are left with a moderate to severe impairment or are so severely disabled they need long-term care.1 In addition to the toll on a person and his or her family and friends, it is estimated that stroke costs the Canadian economy $2.7 billion a year.2

 

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    Dae-In Kim wrote:

    Posted 2011/09/26 at 02:04 PM EDT

    thank you

     

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