Developing comprehensive stroke services : an evidence-based approach.
The recent interest in the development of services for stroke patients reflects an increasing optimism about stroke management and the recognition that properly organised care can improve outcomes after stroke.
A comprehensive stroke service should provide early assessment and investigation of stroke disease in both in-patient and out-patient settings, acute care for stroke in-patients to manage their medical and surgical problems, and rehabilitation for patients with persisting functional problems.
Other components may include out-patient, day hospital or domiciliary rehabilitation facilities and continuing care and support facilities for patients discharged from hospital.
This article discusses the evidence to support different components of a comprehensive stroke service and emphasises the need for flexible approaches to different local conditions.
Mots-clés Pascal : Accident cérébrovasculaire, Traitement, Service hospitalier, Réanimation, Evaluation, Equipement, Efficacité, Evolution, Surveillance, Homme, Système nerveux pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie, Encéphale pathologie, Cérébrovasculaire pathologie, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Vaisseau sanguin pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Stroke, Treatment, Hospital ward, Resuscitation, Evaluation, Equipment, Efficiency, Evolution, Surveillance, Human, Nervous system diseases, Central nervous system disease, Cerebral disorder, Cerebrovascular disease, Cardiovascular disease, Vascular disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0069341
Code Inist : 002B17C. Création : 199608.