Journal article

Inequities in access to inpatient rehabilitation after stroke: an international scoping review

Elizabeth A Lynch, Dominique A Cadilhac, Julie A Luker, Susan L Hillier

TOPICS IN STROKE REHABILITATION | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

Background Inequities in accessing inpatient rehabilitation after stroke have been reported in many countries and impact on patient outcomes. Objective To explore variation in international recommendations regarding which patients should receive inpatient rehabilitation after stroke and to describe reported access to rehabilitation. Methods A scoping review was conducted to identify clinical guidelines with recommendations regarding which patients should access inpatient rehabilitation after stroke, and data regarding the proportion of patients accessing stroke rehabilitation. Four bibliographic databases and grey literature were searched. Results Twenty-eight documents were included. Select..

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