Stroke for Health Professionals

Systematic Evidence Reviews

In 2011, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) defined a systematic evidence review as "a scientific investigation that focuses on a specific question and uses explicit, prespecified scientific methods to identify, select, assess, and summarize the findings of similar but separate studies.


A physical therapist helps a man regain balance and motor control as part of physical therapy.
NHLBI in the Press
A neighborhood’s socioeconomic status – such as perceived safety, walkability, and social interactions – correlated with a patient’s 90-day post-stroke recovery in Texas. The findings may inform clinical recommendations and guide future research.