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Evid Based Nurs 3:55 doi:10.1136/ebn.3.2.55
  • Treatment

Stroke unit care decreased mortality and increased the number of patients who were living at home 10 years after stroke

Stroke unit care v general ward care for patients with acute stroke*

Outcomes Stroke unit Ward care RRR (95% CI) NNT (CI)
Mortality at 6 wk 7% 17% 58% (10 to 81) 10 (5 to 73)
Mortality at 10 y 76% 87% 14% (2 to 25) 8 (5 to 65)
RBI (CI)
*Abbreviations defined in glossary; RRR, RBI, NNT, and CI calculated from data in article.
Independent or partly independent at 10 y 20% 8% 144% (21 to 402) 8 (5 to 37)
Living at home at 10 y 19% 8% 133% (14 to 382) 9 (5 to 53)

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