The Burden of Stroke Report

SAFE commissioned the Burden of Stroke study to show each EU country where it stands compared to others in terms of the stroke burden and how well it is meeting the need for acute and follow-up care, including examples of good practice. Information on the situation in SAFE member countries, some of which are not currently within the EU, has been included to provide its stroke support organisations with evidence that can be used to strengthen their advocacy for stroke. The research findings for this report have led SAFE to generate a number of action points for EU health officials, national health service representatives and stroke support organisations SAFE is a non-profit-making organisation that represents a range of patient groups from across Europe whose mutual goal is to drive stroke prevention up the European political agenda, prevent the incidence of stroke through education and support stroke research across the pathway.