Differences in post-stroke outcomes for black and white patients at first post-discharge assessment

Takeaway

  • Short-term disability is higher and 30-day mortality is lower in black versus white stroke patients.

Why this matters

  • Higher post-stroke disability has been observed for black versus white patients in the US, but it is unclear why the difference exists.

  • Better understanding of when the differences emerge may provide clarity regarding their causes and may improve outcomes for black patients with stroke.

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