Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Better information = better plans

If you or someone you care of is a stroke patient, you want the best plan of care you can get. This recent article, from MedlinePlus, reports another tool that could help better these plans.

New tool helps predict stroke patient's risk of death in hospital:

A new Internet-based tool can more accurately predict stroke patients' risk of dying in the hospital and help their doctors develop better care plans, according to a new Canadian study.

Hospitals also can use the prediction tool to evaluate and improve their patient outcomes, said study author Dr. Eric Smith, assistant professor of neurology at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada.

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