Poststroke rehabilitation in older Americans. The Medicare experience.

OBJECTIVES This study examines the poststroke rehabilitation experience for a 20% sample of Medicare patients age 65 years and older admitted to an acute-care hospital with a stroke diagnosis during the 6-month interval, January 1, 1991 to June 30, 1991. Their Medicare claims data are used for two purposes: to identify current poststroke rehabilitation… CONTINUE READING