Outcome of subacute stroke rehabilitation

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Results

There were differences in the proportions of deaths and patient dependence between the two groups in favor of the hospital rehabilitation group but the differences were not significant. For the combined outcome of dependent or dead, there was a significantly better result in the group treated in the hospital. Patients with a BI score of <50 before rehabilitation had significantly better outcome in the hospital rehabilitation unit, with fewer patients becoming dependent (P=.005) and patients having higher Scandinavian Stroke Scale (P=.026) and BI scores (P=.005). No significant differences in health-related quality of life were found.