To test the hypothesis that treatment of patients with acute stroke in a stroke unit (SU) improves the long-term clinical outcome (5 years) compared with patients treated in general wards (GW).
- Stroke Units Behavioral
Randomized, controlled trial of 220 patients at a single center.
Patients were randomized to receive treatment in the stroke unit or general wards. The patients in the GW received acute medical care, physiotherapy, and occupational therapy, but not within the framework of a team approach. The maximum period of treatment in the SU was 42 days (average, 16 days)
|Type||Measure||Time Frame||Safety Issue|
|Primary||Proportion of patients at home, proportion of patients in institutions, mortality, and functional state assessed by BI.|