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Study: Stroke survival rates drop precipitously in remote areas

Medical Environment Update, August 16, 2020

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by John Commins

Survival rates for stroke victims in rural areas worsen significantly the farther they live from population centers, a new study showed.

Writing in the journal Stroke, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis looked at data from more than 790,000 patients nationwide who were hospitalized for stroke from 2012 through 2017.

They found that overall, in-hospital mortality was about 6%.

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