The objective of the study was to (1) describe the services used by stroke patients after being in the hospital and identify factors associated with receiving rehabilitation care following hospital discharge; (2) To compare the effectiveness of posthospital care provided by high-intensity inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) versus low-intensity skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) on 1-year outcomes among stroke patients who continued with short-term inpatient care after hospital discharge; (3) To examine if outcomes for stroke patients who receive follow-up with community-based providers within seven days of being discharged home from the hospital differ from those who receive later follow-up.

Project page: Comparing Recovery Options for Stroke Patients
Principal Investigator: Janet Prvu Bettger, ScD
Organization: Duke University
Original project title: Comparative Effectiveness of Rehabilitation Services for Survivors of an Acute Ischemic Stroke
HSRProj ID: 20142221 ID: NCT02284165

To cite this document, please use: Bettger J, Thomas L, Li L, (2019). Comparing Recovery Options for Stroke Patients. Washington, DC: Patient‐Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).


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