Silver Book Fact

Of those that survive a stroke, only 10% recover completely.

Rosenberg, CH and GM Popelka. Post-Stroke Rehabilitation: A review of the guidelines for patient management. Geriatrics. 2000; 55(9): 75-81. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10997128

Reference

Title
Post-Stroke Rehabilitation: A review of the guidelines for patient management
Publication
Geriatrics
Publication Date
2000
Authors
Rosenberg, CH and GM Popelka
Volume & Issue
Volume 55, Issue 9
Pages
75-81
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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