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September 25, 2018

The Acute Stroke Care Revolution: Enhancing Access to Therapeutic Advances

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Neurology and Weill Institute for Neurosciences, University of California, San Francisco
  • 2Editor, JAMA Neurology
  • 3Clinical and Translational Neuroscience Unit, Feil Family Brain and Mind Research Institute and Department of Neurology, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, New York
  • 4Deputy Editor, JAMA Neurology
JAMA. 2018;320(12):1239-1240. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.11122

Stroke is an important public health issue, affecting 800 000 individuals in the United States yearly and leading to 140 000 deaths.1 The morbidity of stroke is substantial and contributes to serious neurologic disability and reduced quality of life in the majority of those affected.1