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Utilization of early supported discharge and outpatient rehabilitation services following inpatient stroke rehabilitation

Currently, little is known about factors associated with patient referral to early supported discharge or outpatient stroke rehabilitation (ESD/OPR) programs and the utilization of ESD/OPR service use after discharge from inpatient rehabilitation (IPR). This study identified patient demographic and clinical factors (such as residing in urban versus rural areas, being discharged home after IPR, and the presence of certain comorbidities) associated with use of ESD/OPR. These factors did not fully explain variation in ESD/OPR use. Further research and richer data on patients’ clinical and socio-economic characteristics are needed to better understand factors associated with ESD/OPR use among stroke survivors.

Publication Type: Journal Articles

Year of Publication: 2024

Authors: Negar Razavilar, Dat Tran, Sean Dukelow, Jeff Round

Journal Title: Archives of Public Health