- •Among participating United States hospitals, most stroke survivors were discharged to:
- •The post-acute care destination deemed most appropriate by discharge planners and physical therapists.
- •Deciding to discharge patients to less intensive care settings than preferred was:
- •Mostly attributed to patient or family preference.
- •Sparingly attributed to insurance or other limitations.
Main Outcome Measures
List of abbreviations:DP (discharge planner), GWTG-Stroke (Get With The Guidelines-Stroke), ICH (intracerebral hemorrhage), IQR (interquartile range), IRF (inpatient rehabilitation facilities), LTACH (long-term acute care hospital), NECC (Northeast Cerebrovascular Consortium), NIHSS (National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale), PT (physical therapist), SNF (skilled nursing facilities)
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Disclosures: A.S. and B.M.R. are cochairs of the Northeast Cerebrovascular Consortium Rehabilitation and Recovery Workgroup. J.S. and B.M.S. are Past Chairs of the Northeast Cerebrovascular Consortium. J.S. reports grants from Revance, Inc., and Neurolution, outside the submitted work. B.M.S. reports compensation for Women’s Health Initiative outcomes adjudication; medicolegal malpractice review; and authorship for Ebix, MedLink, and Medscape. J.P.B. reports grants from PCORI and from AstraZeneca that were outside the submitted work. The other authors have nothing to disclose.
Supported by the Northeast Cerebrovascular Consortium and American Heart Association/American Stroke Association through staff support.