Stroke public awareness campaigns have increased ambulance dispatches for stroke in Melbourne, Australia

Janet Bray, Ian Mosley, Michael Bailey, Bill Barger, Chris Bladin

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Abstract

Background and Purpose Launch of the National Stroke Foundation stroke awareness campaigns has occurred annually during Stroke Week (September) since 2004. From 2006, the campaign used FAST (Face, Arm, Speech, Time) with calling an ambulance added in 2007. The aim of this study was to explore the impact of these campaigns on ambulance dispatches for stroke (Medical Priority Dispatch Card 28) in Melbourne, Australia.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2154 - 2157
Number of pages4
JournalStroke
Volume42
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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