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Further reading/Links

Grimshaw JM, Thomas RE, MacLennan G, Fraser C, Ramsay CR, Vale L, et al. Effectiveness and efficiency of guideline dissemination and implementation strategies. Health Technol Assess. 2004 Feb;8(6):1-72

Dixon, N. (2006). Getting Clinical Audit Right to Benefit Patients. Romsey: Healthcare Quality Quest. See

National Stroke Foundation. (2010). Clinical Guidelines for Stroke Management 2010. Victoria: NSF. See

National Stroke Foundation

Media resources

Education for stroke health professionals

Video: The Quality in Acute Stroke Care Implementation Project - Life after QASC (YouTube)

ABC News Video Clip (WMV, 6MB)


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