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Economic burden of stroke in a large county in Sweden.

Författare och institution:
Josefine Persson (Institutionen för neurovetenskap och fysiologi, sektionen för klinisk neurovetenskap och rehabilitering); José Ferraz-Nunes (-); Ingvar Karlberg (Institutionen för medicin, avdelningen för samhällsmedicin och folkhälsa)
Publicerad i:
BMC health services research, 12 ( 1 ) s. 341
Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig
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Sammanfattning (abstract):
ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Stroke remains to be a major burden of disease, often causing death or physical impairment or disability. This paper estimates the economic burden of stroke in a large county of 1.5 million inhabitants in western Sweden. METHODS: The economic burden of stroke was estimated from a societal perspective with an incidence approach. Data were collected from clinical registries and 3,074 patients were included. In the cost calculations, both direct and indirect costs were estimated and were based on costs for 12 months after a first-ever stroke. RESULTS: The total excess costs in the first 12 months after the first-ever stroke for a population of 1.5 million was 629 million SEK ([euro sign]69 million). Men consumed more acute care in hospitals, whereas women consumed more rehabilitation and long-term care provided by the municipalities. Younger patients brought a significantly higher burden on society compared with older patients due to the loss of productivity and the increased use of resource in health care. CONCLUSIONS: The results of this cost-of-illness study were based on an improved calculation process in a number of fields and are consistent with previous studies. In essence, 50% of costs for stroke care fall on acute care hospital, 40% on rehabilitation and long-time care and informal care and productivity loss explain 10% of total cost for the stroke disease. The result of this study can be used for further development of the methods for economic analyses as well as for analysis of improvements and investments in health care.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
Burden, Cost of illness, Health economics, Incidence cost, Stroke, Sweden
Ytterligare information:
© 2012 Persson et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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2012-11-27 13:09
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2012-11-27 13:14

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