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Stroke patients should receive targeted therapy

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NICE has published guidance aimed at improving outcomes for people who have a disability caused by a stroke.

This states people should receive targeted therapy immediately after experiencing a stroke, while staying in a dedicated stroke inpatient unit, to give them the opportunity to relearn old skills or get new ones.

The guidelines advocate early supported discharge for people with stroke who are able to transfer from bed to chair independently or with assistance. When they return home, they should receive care from a specialist community stroke.

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