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Receptionist rECognition and rEferral of PaTients with Stroke (RECEPTS) study - protocol of a mixed methods study.

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BACKGROUND: As the first point of contact for patients and witnesses of stroke, General Practice receptionists can be instrumental in deciding the urgency of clinical contact. Despite the considerable complexity of this task, reception staff are not clinically trained. Minimising the time taken to access thrombolysis is crucial in acute stroke as treatment must be initiated within 4.5 hours of the onset, and the earlier the better, to achieve the best outcomes. Research suggests that patients...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1186/1471-2296-15-91

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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences
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Publisher:
BioMed Central Ltd.
Journal:
BMC family practice Journal website
Volume:
15
Issue:
1
Pages:
91
Publication date:
2014-05-12
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1471-2296
ISSN:
1471-2296
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uuid:1a02b67d-0799-4be4-8a29-ef8ad15f0169
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469126
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pubs:469126

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