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Our recent research, using expert consensus with trialists who had contributed to the Cochrane systematic review, has helped to establish key components of effective Stroke Early Supported Discharge (ESD) services. One essential element is that the ESD multidisciplinary team should have access to specialist stroke knowledge. However, how this is organised(More)
A Cochrane systematic review demonstrated that ESD services can reduce long-term dependency and admission to institutional care as well as reducing the length of hospital stay. No adverse impact on the mood or well-being of patients or carers was reported. This ongoing study aims to facilitate and evaluate the successful implementation of Stroke Early(More)
A Cochrane systematic review showed that Early Supported Discharge (ESD) following a stroke is both a safe and cost-effective alternative to continued in-patient management. Currently it is unclear whether the health and cost benefits established in the research literature still apply when ESD services are implemented in practice. Our study aims to evaluate(More)
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