This report aims to examine the clinical and cost effectiveness of four stroke rehabilitation interventions:
- stroke unit care (specialized interdisciplinary teams of physicians and other professional staff caring exclusively for stroke patients) versus care on general medical/geriatric wards (stroke patients are cared for along with patients with other medical conditions);
- impact of different intensities of therapies (varying duration of therapies);
- early support discharge (releasing patients from hospital earlier than usual, using organized interdisciplinary teams to essentially support patients at home) versus usual care; and
- rehabilitation in the community (hospital-based outpatient therapy clinics or home-based therapy) versus usual care.