Postadmission function best predicts acute hospital outcomes after stroke.

  title={Postadmission function best predicts acute hospital outcomes after stroke.},
  author={Richard W. Bohannon and Nora Lee and Rose D Maljanian},
  journal={American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation},
  volume={81 10},
OBJECTIVE This study was conducted to determine the relative value of selected variables for predicting three acute hospital outcomes (length of stay, charges, discharge destination) after stroke. DESIGN Data were obtained prospectively from 92 patients admitted with ischemic stroke to an acute care hospital. The relationship between five independent variables (age, sex, National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale [NIHSS] scores, prestroke Barthel Index scores, and postadmission Barthel Index… CONTINUE READING