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Is Age a Predictor for Length of Stay in an Acute Stroke Unit?

Vanika, S; Cowans, S; Siracusa, E; Sahathevan, R; Patel, Ronak; Gawarikar, Yash


Background and Rationale: The average length of stay (LOS) in major Australian hospitals for an acute stroke patient over 65 years is 9.4 days (ACSQHC 2013), but little data exists for LOS on acute stroke units. Increased LOS is associated with increased mortality and morbidity (Ingeman et al. 2011). Calvary Health Care stroke unit has a target LOS of 72 hours but we are unaware how patients perform across different age groups. We hypothesise that age is an independent predictor of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Conference paper
Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases
DOI: 10.1159/000447732
Access Rights: Free Access via publisher website


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