Stroke patients undergoing inpatient rehab are more likely to be readmitted to the hospital within three months when they  are functioning poorly, exhibit symptoms of depression and lack social support, according to a study conducted at University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

Stroke Patient Research

Researchers found residents with these traits were more susceptible to rehospitalizations, based on reviews of these demographic, clinical and environmental factors. .

Medicare annual costs related to readmissions within 30 days of discharge is nearly $18 billion. Review the full study online at The Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences.

 

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