n South African Psychiatry Review - Stroke management in South Africa - who is responsible? : guest editorial

Volume 8, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1811-7805



The prevalence of disabling stroke in South Africa is already higher than in high income countries. Exposure to stroke risk factors is already at alarming levels and is likely to increase, adding further to the burden of stroke. The obvious solution from a health care perspective is to reduce risk at a population and high-risk individual level. However, for the individual presenting with an acute stroke the best possible care is needed to optimise their outcome and own personal long-term burden of disease.

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