30-day survival and rehospitalization for stroke patients according to physician specialty.

@article{Smith200630daySA,
  title={30-day survival and rehospitalization for stroke patients according to physician specialty.},
  author={Maureen A Smith and Jinn-ing Liou and Jennifer R. Frytak and Michael Finch},
  journal={Cerebrovascular diseases},
  year={2006},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={21-6}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Stroke patients appear to have improved outcomes when cared for by neurologists, but the mechanism by which improved outcome is achieved is unclear. This study compares 30-day cause-specific rehospitalization, 30-day mortality, and specific processes of care for patients treated by a neurologist only, a generalist only, a neurologist and a generalist (i.e., collaborative care), or by another specialist during the index hospitalization. METHODS This study uses Cox… CONTINUE READING