Functional outcome 90 days after stroke predicted using novel index for multiple chronic conditions

Takeaway

  • A new index for multiple chronic conditions predicts post-stroke functional outcome 90 days after ischemic stroke.

Why this matters

    This newly developed and internally validated assessment tool for multiple chronic conditions significantly improves the prediction of post-stroke functional outcome 3 months later. Recognizing the conditions that are most relevant to post-stroke outcome improves the accuracy of outcome prognosis, leading to better treatment decisions and discharge planning.