Growing shortage of stroke specialists seen in U.S.

17 diciembre 2014

Although stroke is the number four cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States, there’s an increasing shortage of neurologists who specialize in stroke care, researchers say. More than 800,000 strokes — one every 40 seconds — occur in the United States each year. The number of strokes is expected to grow substantially due to the growing elderly population.