Evid Based Nurs 5:117 doi:10.1136/ebn.5.4.117
  • Treatment

Review: early supported discharge may reduce length of hospital stay in patients with acute stroke, but does not reduce death

Early supported discharge (ESD) v conventional care for patients with acute stroke*

Weighted event rates
Outcomes at 3−12 months ESD Conventional care RRR (95% CI) NNT
*Abbreviations defined in glossary; RRR, NNT, and CI calculated from data in article using a random effects model.
Death 12% 14% 10% (−81 to 55) Not significant
Death or institutional care 24% 19% 24% (−26 to 54) Not significant
Death or dependency 51% 48% 4% (−30 to 29) Not significant

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