Objectives: The aim of this study was to examine the impact of transient ischaemic attack service modification in two hospitals on costs and clinical outcomes.
Design: Discrete event simulation model using data from routine electronic health records from 2011.
Participants: Patients with suspected TIA were followed from symptom onset to presentation, referral to specialist clinics, treatment and subsequent stroke.
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When has service provision for transient ischaemic attack improved enough? A discrete event simulation economic modelling study
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