Health Status OutcomesStroke is a major cause of long-term disability in the U.S. For medicare patients who have experienced a stroke, 24% are discharged into an inpatient rehabilitation facility and 31% are discharged into a skill nursing facility. Of those patients that return home, 32% use home healthcare services. After stroke, women have a greater disability than men. Blacks and Hispanics had less functional status at discharge when compared to non-Hispanic whites.[[br]]
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