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Do not resuscitate: British stroke patients with "do not resuscitate" orders on their medical notes are seven times more likely to die in the first 30 days after their stroke than stroke patients without this order. The high mortality rate may be due to rationing of patients' access to stroke units, says an article in the International Journal for Quality in Health Care.

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