Australian 'living' stroke guidelines will be a world-first

New information will be incorporated much more quickly

Australia’s stroke guidelines will become the first ‘living’ stroke guidance in the world, thanks to a $1.5 million grant from the Federal Government.

With results for some 75 randomised controlled trials (RCTs) in medicine being published daily, as well as exponential growth in research, clinicians face a near-impossible task in keeping up-to-date, says Associate Professor Julian Elliott, global lead of evidence systems for Cochrane, which has partnered with the Stroke Foundation for the pilot project.

“There’s really no organisation in the world that can