A randomised controlled comparison of alternative strategies in stroke care.
L Kalra, A Evans, I Perez, M Knapp, C Swift, N Donaldson
Health Technol Assess | Published : 2005
OBJECTIVES: To compare outcomes between stroke patients managed on the stroke unit, on general wards with stroke team support or at home by specialist domiciliary team and to derive prognostic variables that will identify patients most suitable for management by each strategy. To describe organisational aspects of individual strategies of stroke care and to evaluate cost-effectiveness of each strategy and its acceptability to patients, carers and professionals. DESIGN: Prospective single-blind randomised controlled trial undertaken in patients recruited from a community-based stroke register. SETTING: Suburban district in south-east England. PARTICIPANTS: Patients with disabling stroke who c..View full abstract
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