Document Type

Conference Paper

Publication Date

April 2005

Publication Details

This conference paper was orginally published as Green, J, Valvanne-Tommila, H, Loubser, H et al, Australian, Finland and South Africa - Delving into Data to Investigate Differences in Stroke Rehabilitation, 3rd World Congress of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - ISPRM, 10-15 April, 2005, 37-40. Copyright Medimond S.r.l.


Clinical and demographic information on rehabilitation for stroke patients in Australia, Finland and South Africa were compared on length of stay, functional status on admission and discharge, functional improvement throughout the episode of care and the age distribution of the patients treated. Differences in the data have been linked to the differences in rehabilitation services provided by each country.