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Stroke Survival Rates Worse in Rural Areas

A new analysis of nationwide data on more than 790,000 adults who were hospitalized with stroke between 2012 and 2017 reveals that stroke patients in rural areas of the United States are less likely to get cutting-edge treatments and more likely to die than those in cities. Besides the lack of access to state-of-the-art treatments, rural stroke patients also had much lower access to specialists, such as neurologists, the study found.

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