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Episode 13: More Education, Better Provider Training Needed in Fight Against Stroke

Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in America and a major cost burden for patients and healthcare systems. In this episode, Matthew E. Fink, MD, Louis and Gertrude Feil Professor of Clinical Neurology and chairman of the department of neurology at Weill Cornell Medical College, discusses how providers can boost prevention efforts, improve treatment for victims, and avoid malpractice suits.

Show Notes

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 140,000 people die annually from stroke. Also, there are hundreds of thousands of stroke-related hospitalizations each year, which impose significant costs on patients and healthcare systems. Fortunately, says guest Matthew E. Fink, MD, Louis and Gertrude Feil Professor of Clinical Neurology and chairman of the department of neurology at Weill Cornell Medical College, roughly 80% of strokes can be prevented. Providers can play a key role in the prevention effort. They also can work to stay up-to-date on the latest medical science, which will help them provide better treatment for stroke victims and avoid malpractice liability.