Received: 22 October 2017
Accepted: 11 May 2018
First Online: 22 May 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Individual consent to participate was not applicable as this study comprised a secondary analysis of prospectively collected, anonymised national stroke registry data from the BNR, which receives annual ethics approval from the Barbados Ministry of Health/University of the West Indies’ Institutional Review Board and from the QEH Executive Board Ethics Sub-Committee.
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