Ten-year trends in stroke admissions and outcomes in Canada.

  title={Ten-year trends in stroke admissions and outcomes in Canada.},
  author={Noreen Kamal and M Patrice Lindsay and Robert Cote and Jiming Fang and Moira K. Kapral and Michael D Hill},
  journal={The Canadian journal of neurological sciences. Le journal canadien des sciences neurologiques},
  volume={42 3},
BACKGROUND We analyzed a 10-year stroke administrative dataset to examine trends in admissions, mortality, and discharge destination in Canada. METHODS We conducted an analysis of hospital administrative data from April 1st 2003 to March 31st 2013 from the Canadian Institute of Health Information's Discharge Abstract Database. Ten-year trends for population-based age- and sex-standardized admission rates were calculated. We reviewed 10-year trends in absolute stroke admissions for differences… CONTINUE READING
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