Incidence, comorbidity, case fatality and readmission of hospitalized stroke patients in Canada.

@article{Johansen2006IncidenceCC,
  title={Incidence, comorbidity, case fatality and readmission of hospitalized stroke patients in Canada.},
  author={Helen L. Johansen and A. Wielgosz and Kathy T. Nguyen and Richard Kent. Fry},
  journal={The Canadian journal of cardiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={
          65-71
        }
}
BACKGROUND Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability, and poses a significant burden of care for those who survive. OBJECTIVES To estimate the incidence of hospitalization for stroke and describe the impact of age, sex and comorbidity on in-hospital mortality, length of stay and readmission rates. METHODS Health insurance numbers were used to link acute care hospitalizations across Canada in 1999/2000 for stroke patients with no discharges for a stroke within the preceding five… CONTINUE READING
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