Fisher RJ, Cobley CS, Potgieter I, Moody A, Nouri F, Gaynor C, Byrne A, Walker MF, Is Stroke Early Supported Discharge still effective in practice? A prospective comparative study, Clinical Rehabilitation, 2015, pii: 0269215515578697. [Epub ahead of print].
Randomised controlled trials have shown the benefits of Early Supported Discharge (ESD) of stroke survivors. Our aim was to evaluate whether ESD is still beneficial when operating in the complex context of frontline healthcare provision.