Journal article

Age-Related Disparities in the Quality of Stroke Care and Outcomes in Rehabilitation Hospitals: The Australian National Audit

Tara Purvis, Isobel J Hubbard, Dominique A Cadilhac, Kelvin Hill, Justine Watkins, Natasha A Lannin, Steven G Faux, Monique F Kilkenny

JOURNAL OF STROKE & CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASES | ELSEVIER | Published : 2021

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Stroke affects all ages. Despite increased incidence in those <65 years, little is known about age-based differences in inpatient rehabilitation management and outcomes. OBJECTIVES: To investigate management and outcomes, comparing younger (<65 years) and older (≥65 years) patients with stroke, who received inpatient rehabilitation. METHODS: Multicentre, cross-sectional study using data from Australian hospitals who participated in the Stroke Foundation national stroke rehabilitation audit (2016-2018). Chi-square tests compared characteristics and care by age. Multivariable regression models were used to compare outcomes by age (e.g. length of stay). Models were adjusted for se..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NMHRC) (Heart Foundation)


Awarded by NHMRC


Awarded by National Heart Foundation of Australia Future Leader Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

DAC acknowledges a research fellowship from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NMHRC) (1063761 co-funded by Heart Foundation; 1154273). MFK acknowledges support from an Early Career Fellowship from the NHMRC (1109426), and NAL is supported by a National Heart Foundation of Australia Future Leader Fellowship (102055).