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This is a randomized follow-up study after discharge from a stroke unit after a first stroke. The patients are randomized either to follow-up at a special out-patient stroke unit or with their general practitioners. The hypothesis is that follow-up with specialists is superior to follow-up with general practitioners. Endpoints are mortality, recurrent stroke and handicap measured with different scales.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Prevention
Information, further rehabilitation, additional drugs to prevent recurrent stroke, As the general practitioner wants to do
Stroke unit, Department of Medicine, Lidkoeping hospital
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:19:24-0400
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