Why people do, or do not, immediately contact emergency medical services following the onset of acute stroke: qualitative interview study

Joan E Mackintosh, Madeleine J Murtagh, Helen Rodgers, Richard G Thomson, Gary A Ford, Martin White

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Abstract

To identify the reasons why individuals contact, or delay contacting, emergency medical services in response to stroke symptoms.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere46124
JournalPLoS ONE
Volume7
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2012

Keywords

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Decision Making
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Family
  • Female
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
  • Humans
  • Interviews as Topic
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Patient Acceptance of Health Care
  • Qualitative Research
  • Questionnaires
  • Stroke
  • Time Factors

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