Randomised controlled trial to evaluate early discharge scheme for patients with stroke.

  title={Randomised controlled trial to evaluate early discharge scheme for patients with stroke.},
  author={Anthony G Rudd and Charles David Alexander Wolfe and Kate M Tilling and Roger Beech},
  volume={315 7115},
OBJECTIVE To assess the clinical effectiveness of an early discharge policy for patients with stroke by using a community based rehabilitation team. DESIGN Randomised controlled trial to compare conventional care with an early discharge policy. SETTING Two teaching hospitals in inner London. SUBJECTS 331 medically stable patients with stroke (mean age 71) who lived alone and were able to transfer independently or who lived with a resident carer and were able to transfer with help… CONTINUE READING

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