Identification of stroke in the community: a comparison of three methods.

@article{Mant2003IdentificationOS,
  title={Identification of stroke in the community: a comparison of three methods.},
  author={Jonathan Mant and R J McManus and Rachel Hare and Pierre Mayer},
  journal={The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners},
  year={2003},
  volume={53 492},
  pages={520-4}
}
BACKGROUND Evidence concerning secondary prevention of cerebrovascular disease is not optimally used in clinical practice. A necessary first step is to identify those eligible for treatment. In primary care, this equates to setting up a register of prevalent stroke. AIM To compare three different methods for identifying prevalent cases of cerebrovascular disease in the community: general practice-based computer systems; population surveys; and hospital-based routine information systems… CONTINUE READING
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