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Stroke patients should be offered at least 15 hours of rehabilitation a week, NICE advises

BMJ 2023; 383 doi: (Published 18 October 2023) Cite this as: BMJ 2023;383:p2417
  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

People who have had a stroke should be offered at least three hours of rehabilitation five days a week, including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and speech and language therapy, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has said.1

In updated guidelines on stroke rehabilitation in adults, NICE recommended an increase in rehabilitation compared with its 2013 guidance after it reviewed the latest evidence and heard from patients and their …

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