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dc.contributor.authorNoone, I
dc.contributor.authorFan, C W
dc.contributor.authorTarrant, H
dc.contributor.authorO'Keeffe, S
dc.contributor.authorMcDonnell, R
dc.contributor.authorCrowe, M
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
html.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.


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