Burden of stroke in Israel

Authors

  • S. Koton,

    1. The Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
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  • D. Tanne,

    1. The Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    2. Department of Neurology and Sagol Neuroscience Center, Stroke Center, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
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  • N. M. Bornstein

    Corresponding author
    1. The Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    2. Neurology Department and Stroke Unit, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
      Professor Natan M. Bornstein*, Department of Neurology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, 6 Weizmann St, 64239 Tel Aviv, Israel. Tel: (972) 3 6973159; Fax: (972) 3 6973146; e-mail: strokeun@tasmc.health.gov.il
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Professor Natan M. Bornstein*, Department of Neurology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, 6 Weizmann St, 64239 Tel Aviv, Israel. Tel: (972) 3 6973159; Fax: (972) 3 6973146; e-mail: strokeun@tasmc.health.gov.il

Abstract

Abstract Stroke is the third most common cause of death in Israel, similar to the United States and Europe. A decline in stroke mortality rates for the Israeli population is evident in the last decades. However, stroke is still a major health and economical burden in Israel and has recently been recognized by the Israeli health-care policy planners as a top priority disease. Action plans are being taken in order to establish a comprehensive infrastructure for the treatment of acute stroke patients.

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