Medical practice has increasingly focused on providing evidence-based interventions. Clinical practice on stroke patients describes a process to standardize the interdisciplinary assessment of patients presenting for rehabilitation after stroke in a single academic medical center. Multiple assessment tools and outcome measures were reviewed for validity, specificity for stroke population, ease of administration, and utility in research. Interdisciplinary participation in the review process facilitated compliance with new documentation requirements. Measurements were incorporated into the electronic medical record from which an interdisciplinary database was developed for research applications. Clinically, the electronic medical record documentation is accessible to all healthcare providers in our medical system. Objective data from the use of quantifiable outcome measures facilitates clinical decision-making, more appropriate goal setting, and provides opportunities to optimize the value of the care delivered. It creates opportunities for best practices in the rehabilitation of patients with stroke and contributes to the provision of cost-effective patient care Kinney CL, Eikenberry MC et al., The Standardization of Interdisciplinary Clinical Practice and Assessment in Stroke Rehabilitation.
Journals of general practice is a journal focusing on clinical practice intended on medical professionals such as general practitioners, family physicians. The journal publishes many clinical practice reviews in every issue. These quality articles are all subjected to rapid and rigorous peer review.
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