Chapter 17. The Organization of Stroke Services

  1. C. Warlow,
  2. J. van Gijn,
  3. M. Dennis,
  4. J. Wardlaw,
  5. J. Bamford,
  6. G. Hankey,
  7. P. Sandercock,
  8. G. Rinkel,
  9. P. Langhorne,
  10. C. Sudlow and
  11. P. Rothwell

Published Online: 16 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470696361.ch17

Stroke: Practical Management, Third Edition

Stroke: Practical Management, Third Edition

How to Cite

Warlow, C., van Gijn, J., Dennis, M., Wardlaw, J., Bamford, J., Hankey, G., Sandercock, P., Rinkel, G., Langhorne, P., Sudlow, C. and Rothwell, P. (2008) The Organization of Stroke Services, in Stroke: Practical Management, Third Edition, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470696361.ch17

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405127660

Online ISBN: 9780470696361



  • comprehensive stroke service;
  • rehabilitation;
  • public awareness;
  • telemedicine networks;
  • stroke units


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Planning and developing a stroke service

  • Comprehensive stroke service

  • General principles when discussing a comprehensive stroke service

  • Interventions to improve access to early specialist assessment and treatment

  • Organized inpatient (stroke unit) care

  • Transfer from hospital to community

  • Continuing rehabilitation and reintegration back to normal life

  • Longer-term follow-up and chronic disease management

  • Generic issues in stroke service delivery

  • Planning, developing and maintaining a stroke service

  • Evaluating and monitoring stroke services

  • Stroke guidelines

  • Integrated care pathways

  • Impact of a comprehensive stroke service

  • Cost-effectiveness of stroke services