Review: Early supported discharge reduces death or dependence after stroke

Ly, John V.; Donnan, Geoffrey A.
September 2005
ACP Journal Club;Sep/Oct2005, Vol. 143 Issue 2, p30
Academic Journal
The article presents an answer to a clinical question related to the outcomes of early supported discharge service with rehabilitation in patients hospitalized with stroke. The Cochrane Specialized Register of Controlled Trials was searched and trialists were asked to describe their intervention and control services and to provide individual patient data. In patients hospitalized with stroke, an early supported discharge service with rehabilitation at home reduces death and disability more than conventional in-hospital care.


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