What happens to stroke patients after hospital discharge?

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/323800
Title:
What happens to stroke patients after hospital discharge?
Authors:
Noone, I; Fan, C W; Tarrant, H; O'Keeffe, S; McDonnell, R; Crowe, M
Affiliation:
Department of Geriatric Medicine, St Columcille's Hospital and Health Information Service, Eastern Regional Health Authority, Loughlinstown, Co. Dublin.
Citation:
Noone I et al. What happens to stroke patients after hospital discharge? Ir Med J. 2001, 94 (5):151-2
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
May-2001
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/323800
PubMed ID:
11474857
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11474857
Abstract:
Of 231 stroke patients discharged from hospital, 34 patients (14.7%) had died when reviewed 6 months later. Of 195 survivors, 115 (58%) were independent and living in the community. The remaining 80 (42%) patients were dependent. The majority of dependent patients were in institutional care but 29 (36%) were residing in the community of whom a substantial number were not receiving physiotherapy, occupational therapy or day care. Patients who were dependent in nursing homes were less likely to have received physiotherapy (48% versus 70%) or occupational therapy (28% versus 60%) compared to disabled patients in hospital based extended nursing care. 45 patients (24%) had been re-admitted to hospital although only 48% of patients had been reviewed in hospital outpatients since discharge. 64% of patients were on anti-thrombotic treatment. This survey suggests that 6 months after hospital discharge, most stroke patients are still alive and living in the community. Many of the dependent survivors have ongoing unmet medical and rehabilitation needs.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Of 231 stroke patients discharged from hospital, 34 patients (14.7%) had died when reviewed 6 months later. Of 195 survivors, 115 (58%) were independent and living in the community. The remaining 80 (42%) patients were dependent. The majority of dependent patients were in institutional care but 29 (36%) were residing in the community of whom a substantial number were not receiving physiotherapy, occupational therapy or day care. Patients who were dependent in nursing homes were less likely to have received physiotherapy (48% versus 70%) or occupational therapy (28% versus 60%) compared to disabled patients in hospital based extended nursing care. 45 patients (24%) had been re-admitted to hospital although only 48% of patients had been reviewed in hospital outpatients since discharge. 64% of patients were on anti-thrombotic treatment. This survey suggests that 6 months after hospital discharge, most stroke patients are still alive and living in the community. Many of the dependent survivors have ongoing unmet medical and rehabilitation needs.
Keywords:
STROKE AND TIA; HOSPITAL DISCHARGE
MeSH:
Activities of Daily Living; Aged; Female; Home Nursing; Humans; Male; Nursing Homes; Patient Discharge; Stroke; Time Factors
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorNoone, Ien_GB
dc.contributor.authorFan, C Wen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTarrant, Hen_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Keeffe, Sen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcDonnell, Ren_GB
dc.contributor.authorCrowe, Men_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-25T12:29:48Z-
dc.date.available2014-07-25T12:29:48Z-
dc.date.issued2001-05-
dc.identifier.citationNoone I et al. What happens to stroke patients after hospital discharge? Ir Med J. 2001, 94 (5):151-2en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid11474857-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/323800-
dc.descriptionOf 231 stroke patients discharged from hospital, 34 patients (14.7%) had died when reviewed 6 months later. Of 195 survivors, 115 (58%) were independent and living in the community. The remaining 80 (42%) patients were dependent. The majority of dependent patients were in institutional care but 29 (36%) were residing in the community of whom a substantial number were not receiving physiotherapy, occupational therapy or day care. Patients who were dependent in nursing homes were less likely to have received physiotherapy (48% versus 70%) or occupational therapy (28% versus 60%) compared to disabled patients in hospital based extended nursing care. 45 patients (24%) had been re-admitted to hospital although only 48% of patients had been reviewed in hospital outpatients since discharge. 64% of patients were on anti-thrombotic treatment. This survey suggests that 6 months after hospital discharge, most stroke patients are still alive and living in the community. Many of the dependent survivors have ongoing unmet medical and rehabilitation needs.en_GB
dc.description.abstractOf 231 stroke patients discharged from hospital, 34 patients (14.7%) had died when reviewed 6 months later. Of 195 survivors, 115 (58%) were independent and living in the community. The remaining 80 (42%) patients were dependent. The majority of dependent patients were in institutional care but 29 (36%) were residing in the community of whom a substantial number were not receiving physiotherapy, occupational therapy or day care. Patients who were dependent in nursing homes were less likely to have received physiotherapy (48% versus 70%) or occupational therapy (28% versus 60%) compared to disabled patients in hospital based extended nursing care. 45 patients (24%) had been re-admitted to hospital although only 48% of patients had been reviewed in hospital outpatients since discharge. 64% of patients were on anti-thrombotic treatment. This survey suggests that 6 months after hospital discharge, most stroke patients are still alive and living in the community. Many of the dependent survivors have ongoing unmet medical and rehabilitation needs.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11474857en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Irish medical journalen_GB
dc.subjectSTROKE AND TIAen_GB
dc.subjectHOSPITAL DISCHARGEen_GB
dc.subject.meshActivities of Daily Living-
dc.subject.meshAged-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHome Nursing-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshNursing Homes-
dc.subject.meshPatient Discharge-
dc.subject.meshStroke-
dc.subject.meshTime Factors-
dc.titleWhat happens to stroke patients after hospital discharge?en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Geriatric Medicine, St Columcille's Hospital and Health Information Service, Eastern Regional Health Authority, Loughlinstown, Co. Dublin.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen_GB

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