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The Oxford Handicap Scale

Purpose:

To use the Oxford Handicap Scale to grade a patient's clinical status. It was developed in England for use in stroke patients.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage, disease progression, disability and performance

ICD-10:

I61, I62, I63, I64

Description:

The Oxford Handicap Scale is a simple means of grading patient handicap. It is a modification of the Rankin scale that has been used for evaluating patients following stroke in England (Oxfordshire). The score can be followed over time to monitor a patient's condition and response to interventions.

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