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Contra Costa EMS Launching a Comprehensive Primary Stroke System in January 2012

The Contra Costa STROKE System program will consist of a collaborative network of Primary Stroke Centers who work in concert with 9-1-1 Prehospital Providers, to identify patients, who may be victims of stroke and rapidly triage them to stroke centers. Stroke Background: Stroke is a national and local epidemic. It is the third leading cause of death in California and a leading cause of serious long-term disability. Every 45 seconds, someone has a stroke and every three minutes, someone dies of s...
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