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Comprehensive versus consultative rehabilitation services postacute stroke: Outcomes differ

Margaret G. Stineman, MD, et al.

Benefits of comprehensive stroke unit care are clear from the European literature, but the effectiveness of comprehensive services on dedicated bed sections during acute hospitalization as practiced in the United States is not well established. This study of almost 3,000 veterans found that patients with stroke who received comprehensive rehabilitation had higher gains of physical and cognitive independence and improved likelihoods of home discharge and 1 yr survival. These findings can have implications for the care of patients with stroke in the Veterans Health Administration. Further evidence is needed to identify those conditions where comparative evidence supports comprehensive rehabilitation.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.03.0084

Volume 51 Number 7, 2014
   Pages 1143 — 1154


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Stineman MG, Xei D, Kurichi JE, Kwong PL, Vogel WB, Cowper Ripley D, Bates BE. Comprehensive versus consultative rehabilitation services postacute stroke: Outcomes differ. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2014;51(7):1143–54.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.03.0084
ResearcherID/ORCID: Jibby E. Kurichi, MPH: 0000-0001-8694-355X; Barbara E. Bates, MD: 0000-0001-8077-2745
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