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Comment & Response
February 2018

Emergency Department Stroke Care

Author Affiliations
  • 1Emergency Medicine and Neurology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • 2Emergency Medicine, Michigan Center for Integrative Research in Critical Care, Fast Forward Medical Innovation, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • 3Department of Neurology, A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
JAMA Neurol. 2018;75(2):257-258. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2017.3817

To the Editor In his Editorial,1 Caplan retells a story of a patient he encountered in 1962 as he provides an opinion on the article by Topcuoglu et al2 on stroke recrudescence. Caplan suggests that taking a careful history and administering a physical examination could reduce unnecessary testing and treatments. He also suggests that “inexperienced doctors” in emergency departments (EDs) who follow checklists contribute to indiscriminate care.

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