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Received: 26 October 2017
Accepted: 18 June 2018
First Online: 22 June 2018
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: Ethical approval was obtained from Newcastle University Research Ethics Committee (reference: 00720/2013). All participants indicated their consent to participate in this study through providing written consent or providing consent by agreement to participate via an online consent form prior to beginning the online survey. All authors have read and agreed the final manuscript for publication.
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: DF, GAF, HR, and RGT have been involved in the development of COMPASS, a decision aid to support thrombolysis decision making and risk communication, which may be made commercially available, including covering the costs of technical maintenance and updating of the information content. HR is President of the British Association of Stroke Physicians and a member of the Intercollegiate Stroke Working Party. GAF’s previous institution has received research grants from Boehringer Ingelheim (manufacturer of alteplase), and honoraria from Lundbeck for stroke-related activities. GAF has also received personal remuneration for educational and advisory work from Boehringer Ingelheim and Lundbeck. GAF is supported by an NIHR Senior Investigator award. HR is President of the British Association of Stroke Physicians and current chair of the Joint Stroke Medicine Committee, Royal College of Physicians, London. HR has received personal remuneration for educational and advisory work from Bayer. ADB, LT, MR, SS, JT and EL, have no conflicts of interest.
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