TITLE

2007 - Review: Organized stroke unit care reduces mortality more than other forms of care in patients hospitalized with stroke

AUTHOR(S)
Tong, David
PUB. DATE
June 2008
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;6/20/2008, Vol. 148 Issue 4, p2
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses whether organized stroke unit (OSU) care improve outcomes of patients hospitalized with stroke, more than alternative forms of care. According to meta-analyses of medical records inpatient OSUs reduced mortality after stroke more than alternative forms of care and more than care on general medical wards. It is concluded that in patients hospitalized with stroke, care in organized stroke units reduces mortality more than alternative forms of care.
ACCESSION #
33767696

 

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