Journal article

ICARUSS: An effective model for risk factor management in stroke survivors

Jacques Joubert, Stephen M Davis, Geoffrey A Donnan, Christopher Levi, Graeme Gonzales, Lynette Joubert, Graeme J Hankey

International Journal of Stroke | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: After an initial stroke, the risk of recurrent stroke is high. Models that implement best-practice recommendations for risk factor management in stroke survivors to prevent stroke recurrence remain elusive. We examined a model which focuses on vascular risk factor management to prevent stroke recurrence in survivors returning to their primary care physicians. This model is coordinated from the stroke unit, integrates specialist stroke services with primary care physicians, and directly involves patients and carers in risk factor management. It is underpinned by the shared care principle in which there is joint participation of specialists as well as primary care physi..

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