Stroke: key references and evidence


Scottish Government. CHD/Stroke Task Force report. Edinburgh: TSO, 2001.

Scottish Government. Coronary heart disease and stroke: strategy for Scotland. Edinburgh: TSO, 2002.

Scottish Government. Coronary heart disease and stroke in Scotland - Strategy update 2004. Edinburgh: Scottish Executive, 2004.

Mackay J, Mensah G. The atlas of heart disease and stroke. Geneva: WHO, 2007. (See parts 3 and 6.)

Scottish Government. Better heart disease and stroke care action plan. Edinburgh: Scottish Government, 2009.

NHS QIS. Clinical Standards-Stroke Services. Heathcare Improvement Scotland, 2009.

Scottish Government. HEAT Target on stroke admissions.

Scottish Government. Stroke Improvement Plan. Edinburgh: Scottish Government, 2014.

Effectiveness evidence

ScotPHO's purpose is to describe the pattern of health across the Scottish population. As a supplementary service to users, we include the following links to external sources of quality-assured evidence on effectiveness of interventions which may include relevant material for this topic. These links are provided as an aid to users. They are by no means exhaustive nor should they be necessarily viewed as authoritative.

NHS Health Scotland: Scottish briefings on NICE public health guidance

Centre for Reviews and Dissemination

Cochrane Library: Browse by topic

EPPI-Centre: Evidence library

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Evidence services: Evidence search

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guidance: Find guidance

Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN)


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