In Appalachia and the Mississippi Delta, Millions Face Long Drives to Stroke Care

Across Appalachia and the Mississippi Delta, where death rates from stroke are above the national average, routing patients from rural areas to the right level of care can be an intricate jigsaw puzzle. The hospital closest to them may not offer the full scope of stroke treatments, but hospitals with more advanced care could be hours away.

In Appalachia and the Mississippi Delta, Millions Face Long Drives to Stroke Care