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Table 1 Elements of the discharge summary, recommended in the guidelines

From: Stroke follow-up in primary care: a discourse study on the discharge summary as a tool for knowledge transfer and collaboration

• The kind of stroke and its localization in the brain
• The cause of the stroke
• A short description of the treatment and the diagnostic investigation
• Complications (if applicable)
• The patient’s level of function on discharge
• Prognosis, including prognosis for driver’s license and work
• Assessment of the necessity for further diagnostic investigations
• Medication at discharge
• Further treatment and treatment goals for the blood pressure and blood lipid values
• Plans for the follow-up