Tag Archives: Stroke

A cluster randomized trial to assess the effect of clinical pathways for patients with stroke: results of the clinical pathways for effective and appropriate care study

Panella, M. et al. BMC Medicine, 2012: 10:71

Clinical pathways (CPs) are used to improve the outcomes of acute stroke, but their use in stroke care is questionable, because the evidence on their effectiveness is still inconclusive. The objective of this study was to evaluate whether CPs improve the outcomes and the quality of care provided to patients after acute ischemic stroke.

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A polypill for all? Critical review of the polypill literature for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease and stroke

Carey, KM. et al. Annals of Pharmacology, 2012; 46(5): 688-695

This article aims to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the polypill for prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and stroke and to present literature related to the polypill components (statin, aspirin, antihypertensive) for primary prevention of CVD and stroke.

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Stroke rehabilitation in the community: commissioning for improvement

By NHS Improvement (2012)

An information resource for providers and commissioners of stroke rehabilitation and early supported discharge services in the community.

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