Published on in Vol 10, No 1 (2021): January

Preprints (earlier versions) of this paper are available at https://preprints.jmir.org/preprint/25374, first published .
Reducing Ethnic and Geographic Inequities to Optimise New Zealand Stroke Care (REGIONS Care): Protocol for a Nationwide Observational Study

Reducing Ethnic and Geographic Inequities to Optimise New Zealand Stroke Care (REGIONS Care): Protocol for a Nationwide Observational Study

Reducing Ethnic and Geographic Inequities to Optimise New Zealand Stroke Care (REGIONS Care): Protocol for a Nationwide Observational Study

Annemarei Ranta 1, 2, MD, PhD, FRACP;  Stephanie Thompson 1, BPhty, MHealSc;  Matire Louise Ngarongoa Harwood 3, BSc, MBChB, PhD;  Dominique Ann-Michele Cadilhac 4, BSN, MPH, PhD;  Peter Alan Barber 5, MBChB, FRACP, PhD;  Alan John Davis 6, MBChB, MRCP, FRACP, FRACMA, Certificate of Health Science, Postgraduate Diploma in Bioethics and Human Law;  John Henry Gommans 7, BHB, MBChB, FRACP;  John Newton Fink 8, MBChB, FRACP;  Harry Karel McNaughton 9, MBChB, Diploma Obstetrics, FRACP, FAFRM, PhD;  Hayley Denison 10, PhD;  Marine Corbin 10, MSc, PhD;  Valery Feigin 11, MD, MSc, PhD;  Virginia Abernethy 12, Dip OT;  William Levack 1, BPhty, MHealSc, PhD;  Jeroen Douwes 10, MSc, PhD;  Jacqueline Girvan 13, BSN;  Andrew Wilson 14, MBChB

1 Department of Medicine, University of Otago , Wellington , NZ

2 Department of Neurology, Capital and Coast District Health Board , Wellington , NZ

3 Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland , NZ

4 Translational Public Health and Evaluation Division, Stroke and Ageing Research in the Department of Medicine, School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health, Monash University, Melbourne , AU

5 Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland , Auckland , NZ

6 Northland District Health Board , Whangārei , NZ

7 Hawke's Bay District Health Board , Hastings , NZ

8 Department of Neurology, Christchurch Hospital, Canterbury District Health Board, Christchurch , NZ

9 Medical Research Institute of New Zealand , Wellington , NZ

10 Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University , Wellington , NZ

11 Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, Auckland University of Technology , Auckland , NZ

12 Stroke Foundation of New Zealand , Wellington , NZ

13 Retired , Ashburton , NZ

14 Nelson-Malborough District Health Board , Neslon-Malborough , NZ

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