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Stroke in Rural Areas and Small Communities


Joubert, J and Prentice, L and Moulin, T and Liaw, ST and Joubert, L and Preux, PL and Ware, D and De Bustos, EM and McLean, A, Stroke in Rural Areas and Small Communities, Stroke, 39, (6) pp. 1920-8. ISSN 0039-2499 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1161/STROKEAHA.107.501643


The management of stroke in rural and regional areas is variable in both the developed and developing world. Informed by best-practice guidelines and recommendations for systems of stroke care, adaptable models of care that are appropriate for local needs should be devised for rural and regional settings. This review addresses the issue of the provision of appropriate services in rural and regional settings, with particular attention to the barriers involved, according to the classification of Low Human Development Country (LHDC), Medium Human Development Country (MHDC) and High Human Development Country (HHDC). We discuss the need and feasibility of developing implementing stroke care in rural settings according to best-practice recommendations, within models of care adapted to local conditions.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Neurosciences
Research Field:Central nervous system
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Prentice, L (Dr Louise Prentice)
ID Code:87051
Year Published:2008
Web of Science® Times Cited:83
Deposited By:Medicine
Deposited On:2013-11-06
Last Modified:2013-11-06

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