Is stroke unit care portable? A systematic review of the clinical trials.

@article{Langhorne2005IsSU,
  title={Is stroke unit care portable? A systematic review of the clinical trials.},
  author={Patricia J. Langhorne and Paola Dey and Miriam Woodman and Althea Stewart and Sharon Wood-Dauphinee and Nisha Patel and Elisabeth K. F. Hamrin},
  journal={Age and ageing},
  year={2005},
  volume={34 4},
  pages={
          324-30
        }
}
BACKGROUND It is not known if mobile stroke teams can achieve the good results seen in trials of geographically discrete stroke wards (stroke units). OBJECTIVE To establish the effectiveness of mobile stroke teams. DESIGN Systematic review of controlled clinical trials that compared peripatetic systems of organised stroke care (stroke team care) with alternative hospital services. METHODS Systematic review and meta-analysis (using Cochrane Collaboration methodology and involving the… CONTINUE READING

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