Demographic and stroke-related factors as predictors of quality of acute stroke care provided by allied health professionals.
Julie A Luker, Julie Bernhardt, Karen A Grimmer-Somers
J Multidiscip Healthc | Published : 2011
BACKGROUND: We recently indicated that patient age on its own is not a determinant of quality of allied health care received after an acute stroke. It has not been tested whether other non-age variables influence care decisions made by allied health professionals. This paper explores demographic and stroke-related variables that are putatively associated with the quality of care provided to acute stroke patients by allied health professionals. METHODS: Data were retrospectively audited from 300 acute stroke patient records regarding allied health care. Compliance with each of 20 indicators of allied health care quality was established. The influence of various demographic and stroke-related ..View full abstract