It has been estimated that only 1–3% of patients with ischemic stroke receive thrombolytic therapy,[sup] due to prehospital and in-hospital delays, and among patients who did receive proper therapy, outcomes were closely associated with treatment time.[sup] The ability to diagnose stroke as well as its subtypes in the field would be very helpful in routing patients to the appropriate health facility, and to prenotify
the receiving hospital.
(2.) The first step involved an initial contact to prenotify
However, the Court, whilst criticising the conduct of the News of the World, held that, under the European Convention on Human Rights of 1950, the press were not required to prenotify
the subject of the story.