Chapter 6. Implications for Planning Stroke Services

  1. Peter Langhorne Senior Lecturer1 and
  2. Martin Dennis Reader in Stroke Medicine2

Published Online: 30 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470760215.ch6

Stroke Units: An Evidence Based Approach

Stroke Units: An Evidence Based Approach

How to Cite

Langhorne, P. and Dennis, M. (1998) Implications for Planning Stroke Services, in Stroke Units: An Evidence Based Approach, BMJ Books, Tavistock Square, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470760215.ch6

Author Information

  1. 1

    Academic Section of Geriatric Medicine, Royal Infirmary, Glasgow UK

  2. 2

    Neurosciences Trials Unit, University Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1998

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780727912114

Online ISBN: 9780470760215



  • stroke unit care;
  • diagnosis;
  • neurovascular clinic;
  • stroke service;
  • stroke patients


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Evidence Based Stroke Care

  • Comprehensive Stroke Services

  • What Kind of Stroke Unit?

  • Staffing a Stroke Unit

  • Stroke Unit Policies

  • Practices and Procedures

  • Education, Training, and Beliefs

  • Overcoming Resistance to Change