Early Supported Discharge

A stroke can impact on different person’s abilities and rehabilitation is frequently required in order to attempt to improve the affected functions. Currently, the rehabilitation services are mostly provided within the hospital or rehabilitation center settings. Early supported discharge is an innovative approach to rehabilitation where the services are provided at home by a mobile rehabilitation team. This module provides information on the effectiveness of early supported discharge in managing patients’ and carers’ outcomes after stroke.

Authors*: Tatiana Ogourtsova, MSc OT; Annabel McDermott, OT; Dr Nicol Korner- Bitensky, PhD OT

Evidence reviewed as of before 21-12-2012

 

NOTE: *The authors have no direct financial interest in any tools, tests or interventions presented in StrokEngine.