Stroke units in their natural habitat: can results of randomized trials be reproduced in routine clinical practice? Riks-Stroke Collaboration.

@article{Stegmayr1999StrokeUI,
  title={Stroke units in their natural habitat: can results of randomized trials be reproduced in routine clinical practice? Riks-Stroke Collaboration.},
  author={Birgitta Stegmayr and Kjell Asplund and Kerstin Hulter-Asberg and Bo Norrving and Markku Peltonen and Andreas Ter{\'e}nt and P. O. Wester},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={1999},
  volume={30 4},
  pages={709-14}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Meta-analyses of randomized controlled trials of acute stroke care have shown care in stroke units (SUs) to be superior to that in conventional general medical, neurological, or geriatric wards, with reductions in early case fatality, functional outcome, and the need for long-term institutionalization. This study examined whether these results can be reproduced in clinical practice. METHODS A multicenter observational study of procedures and outcomes in acute stroke… CONTINUE READING

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