Effect of Acute Stroke Unit Care Integrated With Care Continuum Versus Conventional Treatment


Phase N/A Results

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

Aged >= 70 years, living in the catchment area, acute focal neurological deficit of no apparent cause other than that of vascular origin, willingness to participate in the study.

Exclusion Criteria

Onset of symptoms >7 days before admission to the stroke unit, known cerebral lesion with recognized need of care, extracerebral or subarachnoid hemorrhage or brain tumor, coma, and indication of specialized management at the Department of Neurology; patients living in nursing homes or those who encountered no available beds in the stroke units were also excluded.