The frequency, causes and timing of death within 30 days of a first stroke: the Oxfordshire Community Stroke Project.

@article{Bamford1990TheFC,
  title={The frequency, causes and timing of death within 30 days of a first stroke: the Oxfordshire Community Stroke Project.},
  author={John M. Bamford and Martin Dennis and Peter Ag Sandercock and Jeri Burn and Charles P. Warlow},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  year={1990},
  volume={53 10},
  pages={824-9}
}
In a prospective, community-based study of 675 consecutive patients with a first-ever stroke, of whom over 90% had computed tomography (CT) and/or necropsy examinations, 129 deaths occurred within 30 days of the onset of symptoms, a case fatality rate (CFR) of 19%. The 30 day CFR for patients with cerebral infarction was 10% (57 of 545, for primary… CONTINUE READING