Post-stroke rehabilitation: An economic or medical priority? Current issues and prospects in light of new legislative regulations

S. Paolucci, M. Traballesi, L. Emberti Gialloreti, L. Pratesi, S. Lubich

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The aim of this study was to evaluate: 1) whether the reduction in duration of in-patient rehabilitation imposed by the Italian Ministry of Health's circular of 29/6/95 has been accompanied by a decline in the results achieved; and 2) whether the system of basing payments on diagnosis related group (DRG) criteria is capable of correctly evaluating differences in post-stroke clinical pictures. The study involved 461 of 497 patients consecutively admitted between 1991 and 1996 for rehabilitation after a first stroke. The average duration of hospitalisation for the period 1995-1996 was significantly shorter (/?

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-31
Number of pages7
JournalItalian Journal of Neurological Sciences
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1998



  • Functional outcome
  • Rehabilitation
  • Stroke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology

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