Journal article

Rehabilitation Assessments for Patients With Stroke in Australian Hospitals Do Not Always Reflect the Patients' Rehabilitation Requirements

Elizabeth A Lynch, Julie A Luker, Dominique A Cadilhac, Susan L Hillier

Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation | W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC | Published : 2015

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To examine the frequency and factors associated with patients with stroke in Australian hospitals receiving documented rehabilitation assessments; to examine the criteria used when rehabilitation was not recommended; and to examine whether being assessed for rehabilitation affected access to rehabilitation. DESIGN: Retrospective medical record audit of patients with a diagnosis of stroke who were discharged consecutively between 2013 and 2014. SETTING: Acute care public hospitals. PARTICIPANTS: Adults with stroke (N=333) receiving care in participating hospitals. INTERVENTIONS: Not applicable. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: Documented assessment regarding patient suitability for rehabilit..

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University of Melbourne Researchers

Grants

Awarded by National Stroke Foundation


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Australian Research Early Career Fellowship


Awarded by Heart Foundation


Funding Acknowledgements

Supported by the South Australian Stroke Unit Clinical Network; National Stroke Foundation (reference no. S14/307); and New South Wales Agency for Clinical Innovation. Luker holds a National Health and Medical Research Council Australian Research Early Career Fellowship (no. RGMS ID APP1052524). Cadilhac is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Fellowship refunded with the Heart Foundation (no. 1063761).