Early outpatient follow-up after ischemic stroke associated with reduced hospital readmissions

Takeaway

  • People discharged home after ischemic stroke are less likely to be readmitted to hospital within 30 days if they receive early outpatient follow-up.

Why this matters

    People with stroke are especially vulnerable following discharge from hospital, yet current guidelines provide limited information on follow-up visits. The findings suggest that early follow-up after an admission for stroke could be an important, low-cost opportunity for intervention.