Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/310942
Title:
Stroke care: towards excellence in stroke care in Ireland
Authors:
Council on Stroke, Irish Heart Foundation
Affiliation:
Irish Heart Foundation (IHF)
Publisher:
Irish Heart Foundation (IHF)
Issue Date:
2001
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/310942
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Stroke is an illness with a huge personal and societal impact. It is the most common cause of acquired physical disability and is the cause of the second most common form of dementia, vascular dementia. There were 8,584 acute strokes admitted to hospital in the Republic of Ireland in 1997 and the inhospital mortality is 21% in general hospitals in the EHB region. There are 30,000 people with residual disability from stroke, including hemiparesis (48%), inability to walk (22%), needing help with activities of daily living (24- 53%), clinical depression (32%), and cognitive impairment (33%). This report arose from the realisation of the many groups (patient-advocacy and professional) on the IHF Council on Stroke that strategies for prevention and treatment for this devastating disease are randomly organised, incomplete and under-funded. There is no clearly stated outline of best practice and policy which is relevant to the Republic of Ireland. Focussed prevention and treatment strategies for stroke can reduce the burden of death and disability associated with stroke.
Keywords:
CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE; STROKE AND TIA

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCouncil on Stroke, Irish Heart Foundationen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-06T16:08:24Z-
dc.date.available2014-01-06T16:08:24Z-
dc.date.issued2001-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/310942-
dc.descriptionStroke is an illness with a huge personal and societal impact. It is the most common cause of acquired physical disability and is the cause of the second most common form of dementia, vascular dementia. There were 8,584 acute strokes admitted to hospital in the Republic of Ireland in 1997 and the inhospital mortality is 21% in general hospitals in the EHB region. There are 30,000 people with residual disability from stroke, including hemiparesis (48%), inability to walk (22%), needing help with activities of daily living (24- 53%), clinical depression (32%), and cognitive impairment (33%). This report arose from the realisation of the many groups (patient-advocacy and professional) on the IHF Council on Stroke that strategies for prevention and treatment for this devastating disease are randomly organised, incomplete and under-funded. There is no clearly stated outline of best practice and policy which is relevant to the Republic of Ireland. Focussed prevention and treatment strategies for stroke can reduce the burden of death and disability associated with stroke.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Heart Foundation (IHF)en_GB
dc.subjectCARDIOVASCULAR DISEASEen_GB
dc.subjectSTROKE AND TIAen_GB
dc.titleStroke care: towards excellence in stroke care in Irelanden_GB
dc.typeReporten
dc.contributor.departmentIrish Heart Foundation (IHF)en_GB
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