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Table 6 Stroke unit key criteria (RCP national sentinel audit for stroke 2006[46])

From: Implementing a training intervention to support caregivers after stroke: a process evaluation examining the initiation and embedding of programme change

1) Consultant physician with responsibility for stroke
2) Formal links with patient and carer organizations.
3) Multidisciplinary team meetings at least weekly to plan patient care.
4) Provision of information to patients about stroke.
5) Continuing education programmes for staff.