Management of acute stroke in the elderly: preliminary results of a controlled trial.

@article{Garraway1980ManagementOA,
  title={Management of acute stroke in the elderly: preliminary results of a controlled trial.},
  author={W M Garraway and A J Akhtar and Robin J. Prescott and Lisbeth Hockey},
  journal={British medical journal},
  year={1980},
  volume={280 6220},
  pages={1040-3}
}
A randomised controlled trial compared the management of elderly patients with acute stroke in a stroke unit and medical units. A significantly higher proportion of patients discharged from the stroke unit (78 of the 155 admitted) were assessed as independent compared with patients discharged from medical units (49 of the 152 admitted). The intensive use of treatment that might have been implied by creating a stroke unit did not occur, although almost all the patients admitted to the unit… CONTINUE READING

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