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
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..View full abstract
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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council
Awarded by National Heart Foundation of Australia
This work was supported by National Health and Medical Research Council [grant numbers 1077898, 1063761, 1052524]; and National Heart Foundation of Australia [grant number 1052524].