Rehabilitation in Hospital (outpatient) vs. Home Settings

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In the November edition of Disability and Rehabilitation Dr Doig and her colleagues at the University of Queensland Brisbane, Australia conduct a systematic review of recent studies that compare the outcomes of outpatient, brain injury rehabilitation programmes conducted in day hospital (outpatient) and home settings. They conclude that the outcomes of outpatient rehabilitation programmes delivered at home, of short-term duration (mostly 3 months) for people with stroke recently discharged from hospital, are at least equivalent to day hospital-based outpatient rehabilitation program outcomes.

The HandTutor system is being used in hospital clinic, community and the home-care environment. The system is windows based and the home care patient can be supported by remote treatment sessions given by the Physical/ Occupational therapist.


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