TIA patients show no benefits from hospital admission

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  • Hospital admission was associated with similar outcomes as discharge for patients with transient ischemic attack (TIA).

Why this matters

  • Current evidence is unclear on the question of hospital admission of patients with TIA.

Key results

  • 58% of patients were admitted or placed in observation, and 42% were discharged.
  • 43% of admitted patients were discharged with a TIA diagnosis, and 26% were discharged with a stroke diagnosis.
  • Admitted and discharged patients had similar 1-y composite outcomes after propensity score analysis (15.3% vs 13.3%; OR, 1.17; P=.17).

Study design

  • 3623 patients diagnose...