Table 5

The organized care indicatorsa, b

Variables

Clinical pathway, n = 238

No intervention, n = 238

Between-group difference, OR (95% CI)

P-valuec


Admission to stroke unit

132/226 (58.4) (51.7 to 64.9)

32/197 (16.2) (11.4 to 22.2)

7.24 (4.45 to 11.82)

< 0.001

Stay in stroke unit within 24 hours after admission and until the end of in-hospital rehabilitation

94/117 (80.3) (72.0 to 87.1)

4/31 (12.9) (3.6 to 29.8)

27.59 (8.06 to 104.10)

< 0.001

Use of case managers (physiotherapists, occupational therapists, nurses specialized in stroke care)

223/224 (99.6) (97.5 to 100.0)

104/192 (54.2) (46.8 to 61.4)

188.69 (27.93 to 3697.86)

< 0.001

Use of stroke team

220/222 (99.1) (96.8 to 99.9)

82/126 (65.1) (56.1 to 73.4)

59.02 (13.57 to 360.39)

< 0.001

Assessment of rehabilitation needs by a member of the stroke team within 48 hours after admission

217/225 (96.4) (93.1 to 98.5)

126/219 (57.5) (50.7 to 64.2)

20.02 (9.04 to 46.12)

< 0.001

Patients' needs assessment and planning rate for post-discharge services

201/209 (96.2) (92.6 to 98.3)

68/168 (40.5) (33.0 to 48.3)

32.84 (15.08 to 73.81)

< 0.001

Follow-up rate within 3 months after discharge (by specialist/stroke team)

63/64 (98.4) (91.6 to 100.0)

0/27 (0.0) (0.0 to 12.8)

28.00 (4.09 to 191.88)

< 0.001


aBecause of missing data denominators used to calculate percentages may differ from group totals (clinical pathway versus no intervention).

bValues are n/total n (%) (95% CI) unless otherwise indicated.

cP-values represent comparison of each characteristic between two groups (clinical pathway versus no intervention), and all P-values are two-sided.

Panella et al. BMC Medicine 2012 10:71   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-10-71

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