Stroke unit

Stroke units are designed to provide multidisciplinary specialized care for patients who have had a stroke. In the best units, the team consists of nurses, pharmacists, social workers, medical staff, and occupational, physical and speech therapists. Stroke units can be located in a special unit in a defined location, or can used as a roving stroke specialist team. (Hill, M. Stroke Units in Canada. CMAJ. 2002:167:649-50.)

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