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Going home after a stroke is a significant milestone in the stroke recovery journey. To transition home successfully, patient-centred discharge planning is essential and results in reduced anxiety and depression, improved satisfaction with health care, continuity of care and general wellbeing. Successful discharge planning also improves compliance with community-based rehabilitation, and reduces length of stay, risk of rehospitalisation following discharge and risk of secondary stroke. As such, the provision of a stroke discharge care plan is recommended internationally in stroke clinical guidelines and standards. Ideally this process should be coordinated between acute and specialist care providers and primary care.

This study aims to describe the current practices of stroke health professionals in undertaking stroke discharge planning and barriers and facilitators to engaging primary health care providers and undertaking a coordinated discharge planning approach. 

If you are a health professional working in stroke including medical, nursing and allied health, please complete the survey below. 

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