This is a randomized follow-up study after discharge from a stroke unit after a first stroke. The patients are randomized either to follow-up at a special out-patient stroke unit or with their general practitioners. The hypothesis is that follow-up with specialists is superior to follow-up with general practitioners. Endpoints are mortality, recurrent stroke and handicap measured with different scales.
- Information, further rehabilitation, additional drugs to prevent recurrent stroke Other
ARM 1: Kind: Experimental Label: Follow-up at an out-patient stroke unit Description: Information, measurement of handicap, further rehabilitation efforts, drug therapy for secondary prevention of stroke.
- As the general practitioner wants to do Other
ARM 1: Kind: Experimental Label: Follow-up with the general practitioner
- Allocation: Randomized
- Masking: Open Label
- Purpose: Prevention
- Endpoint: Safety/Efficacy Study
- Intervention: Parallel Assignment
|Type||Measure||Time Frame||Safety Issue|
|Primary||Total mortality||3.5 years||No|
|Secondary||Recurrent stroke||3.5 years||No|
- Skaraborg Hospital Lead