Journal article

Randomized controlled study of stroke unit care versus stroke team care in different stroke subtypes.

Andrew Evans, Farzaneh Harraf, Nora Donaldson, Lalit Kalra

Stroke | Published : 2002

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The benefits of stroke unit management may vary according to stroke subtype. A post hoc analysis of the influence of stroke subtype on stroke unit effectiveness was undertaken by using prospective data collected in a randomized controlled trial. METHODS: Two hundred sixty-seven patients with moderately severe ischemic stroke (164 with large-vessel infarcts and 103 with lacunar infarcts) were randomly allocated to treatment in stroke units or in general medical wards with specialist stroke team support. Mortality, institutionalization, neurological, functional, and quality-of-life scores and resource use were assessed at 3 and again at 12 months after stroke onset. An ..

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