Stroke prevention in New Zealand: Can we do better?
Article first published online: 27 OCT 2013
© 2013 Auckland University of Technology International Journal of Stroke © 2013 World Stroke Organization
International Journal of Stroke
Special Issue: Global Stroke Statistics Edition
Volume 9, Issue 1, pages 61–63, January 2014
How to Cite
Feigin, V. L., Krishnamurthi, R., Barber, P. A. and Arroll, B. (2014), Stroke prevention in New Zealand: Can we do better?. International Journal of Stroke, 9: 61–63. doi: 10.1111/ijs.12117
- Issue published online: 19 DEC 2013
- Article first published online: 27 OCT 2013
- ethnic disparities;
- risk factors;
There are approximately 45 000 stroke survivors in New Zealand and this number is projected to increase to 50 000 survivors, with annual costs to the health system exceeding $700 million by 2015 if no effective primary stroke prevention strategies are introduced. However, development of evidence-based stroke prevention strategies requires answering several research questions. In this article, we summarize some key research questions that are particularly pertinent to stroke prevention in New Zealand.