On the eve of World Stroke Day 2019, the Hong Kong Stroke Fund and the Hong Kong Stroke Society released the results of a questionnaire survey carried out by frontline medical staff that reported the time spent by patients with stroke between onset of illness and arrival at the A&E department. The results showed that about 60% of 250 stroke patients interviewed did not seek prompt medical treatment when they developed signs of stroke. The survey pointed out that among 148 stroke patients who did not seek medical treatment immediately, 50% had observed their symptoms themself and hoped for improvement, while around 20% sought advice from a general doctor or outpatient clinic rather than attending hospital for treatment. Approximately 6% waited for a family member to take any action.
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