Survival and independence after intracerebral hemorrhage: Trends and opportunities

Spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) remains the most devastating form of stroke, with high early mortality and enormous associated health care costs.1,2 Yet, despite a notable lack of innovative prevention or therapeutic strategies, overall improvements in post-ICH care over the last decades have proved effective in reducing the early mortality after ICH, with rates from large observational studies falling by as much as 40% between 1998 and 2010.3

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