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Lund Stroke Register: hospitalization pattern and yield of different screening methods for first-ever stroke

Hallström, Björn LU ; Jönsson, Ann-Cathrin LU ; Nerbrand, Christina LU ; Petersen, Björn LU ; Norrving, Bo LU and Lindgren, Arne LU (2007) In Acta Neurologica Scandinavica 115(1). p.49-54
Abstract
Objectives To explore case ascertainment, hospitalization, characteristics of both hospitalized and non-hospitalized patients in a population-based group of stroke patients. Materials and methods One-year screening in Lund-Orup district for first-ever strokes using multiple prospective and retrospective methods. Results A total of 456 patients with first-ever stroke (n = 412 prospective screening methods, n = 17 primary care, n = 12 hospital registers, n = 10 death register, n = 2 autopsy registers, n = 3 other). Hospitalization proportion within 14 days was 84%. Patients sent home from emergency unit (n = 36) were often males (75%), had low 28-day case-fatality (0%), and less severe strokes (median National Institute of Health Stroke... (More)
Objectives To explore case ascertainment, hospitalization, characteristics of both hospitalized and non-hospitalized patients in a population-based group of stroke patients. Materials and methods One-year screening in Lund-Orup district for first-ever strokes using multiple prospective and retrospective methods. Results A total of 456 patients with first-ever stroke (n = 412 prospective screening methods, n = 17 primary care, n = 12 hospital registers, n = 10 death register, n = 2 autopsy registers, n = 3 other). Hospitalization proportion within 14 days was 84%. Patients sent home from emergency unit (n = 36) were often males (75%), had low 28-day case-fatality (0%), and less severe strokes (median National Institute of Health Stroke Scale score 2 vs 4 for all). Patients managed solely within primary care (n = 18) were elderly (median age 89 vs 77 years for all), resided in nursing homes (86% vs 8% for all) and had high 28-day-case-fatality (61%). Conclusions Hospitalization was lower than expected. Two main categories of patients were not hospitalized: elderly patients at nursing homes with high case-fatality and patients with mild stroke. (Less)
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methodology, hospitalization, Sweden, stroke, epidemiology
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Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
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115
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Wiley-Blackwell
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1600-0404
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10.1111/j.1600-0404.2006.00738.x
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  abstract     = {Objectives To explore case ascertainment, hospitalization, characteristics of both hospitalized and non-hospitalized patients in a population-based group of stroke patients. Materials and methods One-year screening in Lund-Orup district for first-ever strokes using multiple prospective and retrospective methods. Results A total of 456 patients with first-ever stroke (n = 412 prospective screening methods, n = 17 primary care, n = 12 hospital registers, n = 10 death register, n = 2 autopsy registers, n = 3 other). Hospitalization proportion within 14 days was 84%. Patients sent home from emergency unit (n = 36) were often males (75%), had low 28-day case-fatality (0%), and less severe strokes (median National Institute of Health Stroke Scale score 2 vs 4 for all). Patients managed solely within primary care (n = 18) were elderly (median age 89 vs 77 years for all), resided in nursing homes (86% vs 8% for all) and had high 28-day-case-fatality (61%). Conclusions Hospitalization was lower than expected. Two main categories of patients were not hospitalized: elderly patients at nursing homes with high case-fatality and patients with mild stroke.},
  author       = {Hallström, Björn and Jönsson, Ann-Cathrin and Nerbrand, Christina and Petersen, Björn and Norrving, Bo and Lindgren, Arne},
  issn         = {1600-0404},
  keyword      = {methodology,hospitalization,Sweden,stroke,epidemiology},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {49--54},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {Acta Neurologica Scandinavica},
  title        = {Lund Stroke Register: hospitalization pattern and yield of different screening methods for first-ever stroke},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0404.2006.00738.x},
  volume       = {115},
  year         = {2007},
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