The Epidemiology of Stroke Patients and Their Primary Care in the Highlands of Scotland
Grant holder: Dr Alasdair Mort, University of Aberdeen
Amount Awarded: £4,967
Year: 2013 - finished
In the Highlands of Scotland it can be difficult to get to patients who have had a stroke. It can also take much longer to take stroke patients to hospital. Delayed treatment might limit recovery from a stroke. If we know more about rural stroke then care could probably be delivered better. We would analyse data from NHS Highland and from the Scottish Ambulance Service. This would include patients’ home post-codes, who they were cared by and how long it took an ambulance to reach them.