Clinical Practice (assessment, diagnosis, treatment, knowledge translation/EBP, implementation science, program development)
Health Services Research
Patients classified with mild stroke typically do not receive treatment or rehabilitation services but may experience deficits months following stroke. Lack of a global consensus on the definition of mild stroke may result in variability in treatment during acute care and outcomes following discharge. For this hot topic panel discussion, an interdisciplinary team of clinicians and researchers will discuss the clinical and outcome assessments used internationally to classify stroke severity, the need for an international consensus definition, and the implications of inconsistent classification on health service delivery following a mild stroke.