Stroke care improvements 'could save £1 billion'
- 17 August 2015
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Three Oxford University stroke researchers are calling for more funding for Stroke treatment after researching the effectiveness of new methods of treating stroke victims.
Writing in the Lancet, Professor Alastair Buchan, who is both a medical doctor and a researcher, Dr Brad Sutherland and Hasneen Karbalai point out that stroke is the leading cause of disability in the UK, and the fifth leading cause of death. It costs the UK economy more than £7 billion each year.