Improving Stroke Outcomes: A Roadmap of CareCharles Ellis1*, Robert J Adams2 and Gayenell Magwood3
- *Corresponding Author:
- Charles Ellis
ommunication Equity and Outcomes Laboratory
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
East Carolina University, 3310H Health Sciences Building
MS 668 Greenville, NC 27834, USA
Received date: June 16, 2016; Accepted date: June 28, 2016; Published date: June 30, 2016
Citation: Ellis C, Adams RJ, Magwood G (2016) Improving Stroke Outcomes: A Roadmap of Care. Int J Neurorehabilitation 3:215. doi:10.4172/2376-0281.1000215
Copyright: © 2016 Ellis C, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Estimates indicate that 15 million individuals experience strokes worldwide. The short and long term impact of stroke can be devastating to stroke survivors, their families and their communities. A range of approaches to stroke care currently exist with all attempting to achieve the best outcomes. It has become clear that comprehensive evidence based models of care should be consistently utilized to reduce the functional disability often associated with stroke. In this article we briefly highlight a “roadmap of stroke care” that offers considerations to the complexities of stroke care and strategies necessary to achieve optimal outcomes.