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 (/?
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Italian Journal of Neurological Sciences|
|Publication status||Published - 1998|
- Functional outcome
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology