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Prvu Bettger J, McCoy L, Smith EE
Contemporary trends and predictors of postacute service use and routine discharge home after stroke.
The authors examined trends in discharge to inpatient rehabilitation facilities, skilled nursing facilities, home with home health, and home without services for patients with ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke at hospitals participating in Get With The Guidelines-Stroke. They found that four in 10 stroke patients are discharged home without postacute care services. They recommended further research to explain the shift in service use by type and its effect on outcomes.
Citation: Prvu Bettger J, McCoy L, Smith EE . Contemporary trends and predictors of postacute service use and routine discharge home after stroke. J Am Heart Assoc 2015 Feb 23;4(2). doi: 10.1161/jaha.114.001038.
Keywords: Critical Care, Hospital Discharge, Home Healthcare, Stroke