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Better scoring for better care?
  1. C Cordonnier1,
  2. M Brainin2
  1. 1Department of Neurology and Stroke Unit, Lille University Hospital, Lille, France
  2. 2Department of Neurology, Landesklinikum Donauregion, and Centre for Clinical Neurosciences, Donau-Universität Krems, Austria
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr Charlotte Cordonnier
 Department of Neurology and Stroke Unit, Hôpital Roger Salengro, Lille University Hospital, 59037 Lille Cedex, France;charlotte.cordonnier2{at}wanadoo.fr

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