Alternative strategies for stroke care


Phase N/A Results

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

Patients who presented within 72 hours of moderately severe stroke, defined as a persistent neurological deficit affecting continence, mobility, and capacity for self-care that requires multidisciplinary treatment, but who could feasibly be treated at home with appropriate nursing, therapy, and social services, were eligible for this study.

Exclusion Criteria

Patients with mild stroke, severe stroke, defined by unconsciousness, dysphagia unresolved by dietary modification, or heavy nursing needs, who had atypical neurological features that necessitated specialized assessments establish a stroke diagnosis, or who were institutionalized or severely disabled prior stroke, were excluded from this study.