Evid Based Nurs 8:118 doi:10.1136/ebn.8.4.118
  • Treatment

Review: early supported discharge reduces death or dependence after stroke

Early supported discharge (ESD) v conventional in-hospital care for stroke*

Outcomes at a median of 6 months Number of trials (n) ESD Conventional care RRR (95% CI) NNT (CI)
*Abbreviations defined in glossary.
†RRR, NNT, and CI calculated from data in article.
‡Numbers calculated from data provided by author.
Death or dependence† 11 (1597) 45% 50% 11% (1 to 20) 19 (10 to 157)
Death‡ 11 (1597) 8.8% 9.7% 9.1% (−23 to 33) Not significant
Death or long term institutional care‡ 9 (1398) 18% 23% 21% (3 to 36) 21 (12 to 175)

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