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After stroke: discharge is just the beginning

Publication date: Wednesday, 12 September 2012
Contributor(s): Gillian Richardson

Like falling off a cliff' or 'falling into a black hole'. This is how stroke survivors and their carers often describe discharge from hospital back to their own home. Recognising this issue, the National Stroke Strategy recommended planned reviews to identify unmet needs for health and social care, and secondary prevention. This article discusses tools designed to help professionals to review the evolving needs of stroke survivors and their families.

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Category: Editorial
Edition: Volume 9, Number 3, Jul-Aug-Sep 2012
Print edition page(s): 132-134
Contributor(s): Gillian Richardson

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