Stroke outcomes can be worse when they occur in hospital

6 octubre 2014

At the first sign of a stroke, time is of the essence. For every minute of delay in treatment, people typically lose almost two million brain cells. Yet a new study reveals that those delays — in getting the right tests and the right drugs — can be longer when people experience a stroke in a hospital. «Intuitively, you would imagine that having a stroke in the hospital is the best place possible, and that is just not the case,» says one expert.