Impact of acute stroke unit on hospital length of stay.
Organized inpatient stroke care (stroke unit: SU) has become the gold standard in stroke care nowadays. The main purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of implementing an acute stroke unit on the hospital length-of-stay (LoS) on the basis of discharge planning services. Oxford Radcliffe Hospital Trust (ORHT) founded an acute SU in 2005 and closed the rehabilitative stroke wards which have operated for years. Data of acute adult stroke patients admitted to ORHT from 2004 to Septembe...Expand abstract
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