Today, health systems have been reconfigured to permit speedy access to stroke care. But this response is a recent phenomenon, dating to the 1995 publication of a research article on recombinant tissue plasminogen activator.
The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) makes recommendations about the effectiveness of specific preventive care services for patients without obvious related signs or symptoms. It concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for impaired visual acuity in older adults. (I statement).