Stroke rehab can lower readmissions

Stroke care has become an immediate healthcare priority of India. Aligned with global trend, India too is a victim of stroke — a long-term disability. The country also ranks high in the number of early stroke victims compared to developed economies. This means active and earning member suffering from stroke will impact not just the person, but the complete family and work place too.

Efforts are underway to improve stroke care in India through a range of methodological approaches and multidisciplinary researches. Yet the alarming number of hospital readmissions within the first 30 days of discharge is negatively affecting the critical work done at hospitals. This not only escalates the overall healthcare expenditure, but also pushes the recovering person and family back to where they began.

Efforts are underway to improve stroke care in India through a range of methodological approaches and multidisciplinary researches. Yet the alarming number of hospital readmissions within the first 30 days of discharge is negatively affecting the critical work done at hospitals. This not only escalates the overall healthcare expenditure, but also pushes the recovering person and family back to where they began.

Readmission is commonplace among disabled stroke survivors. Even with the best treatments and healthcare practice in place, the chances of developing complications and a second stroke are high during the recuperation period.

The number of stroke cases reported every year in India is growing at an exponential pace. While prevention is always better than cure, we can also bring down this enormous burden on our healthcare system by reducing the equally rising number of stroke-associated readmission cases. An efficient care system built on a thriving partnership between hospitals and stroke rehabilitation centres can yield positive medical, economic and social outcomes.

–Dr. Vijay Janagama, Director, New Initiatives, SuVitas Holistic Healthcare

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