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Published: 06 Mar 2023
Measuring post-stroke outcomes via text message
Following hospital discharge for acute stroke, participants were enrolled into an SMS-text program to obtain post-stroke outcome measures. 91% of participants found the program acceptable and 94% not burdensome. 53% found it helpful.
The study found that an SMS program was less expensive than phone follow up in cohorts larger than 181 individuals.
The authors concluded that SMS-text messaging is an acceptable and cost-effective tool for that may reduce the resource intensity of post-stroke outcome measurement following hospital discharge.