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Table 3 Obstacles encountered in provision of stroke care at primary level (1-most common, 10-less common)

From: Care for post-stroke patients at Malaysian public health centres: self-reported practices of family medicine specialists

#Rank N % Obstacle
1 17/45 37.8 Lack of written information during transfer of care after discharge from hospital
2 14/52 26.9 Lack of information regarding rehabilitation therapy services
3 10/50 20.0 Lack of caregiver involvement
4 8/42 19.0 Most consultations are reactive
5 8/43 18.6 Delay in obtaining aids e.g. wheelchair
6 9/49 18.4 Unclear of available resources in the community & confusion regarding purpose of therapies
7/38 18.4
7 10/55 18.2 Poor overall/general care
8 7/44 15.9 Lack of self-interest and knowledge on stroke care management
9 8/51 15.7 Dealing with patient's emotional problems i.e. post stroke depression
10 6/42 14.3 Re-employment of patients with minimal neurological deficit