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Hospitalization cost stroke

Andrea Gruneir, Lauren E Griffith, Kathryn Fisher, Dilzayn Panjwani, Sima Gandhi, Li Sheng, Chris Patterson, Amiram Gafni, Jenny Ploeg, Maureen Markle-Reid
OBJECTIVE: To characterize comorbid chronic conditions, describe health services use, and estimate health care costs among community-dwelling older adults with prior stroke. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study using administrative data from Ontario, Canada. We identified all community-dwelling individuals aged 66 and over on April 1, 2008 (baseline), who had experienced a stroke at least 6 months prior. We estimated the prevalence of 14 comorbid conditions at baseline; we captured all physician visits, emergency department visits, hospital admissions, home care contacts, and associated costs over 5 years stratifying by number of comorbid conditions...
October 19, 2016: Neurology
Peter J Kelly, Gregory W Albers, Anastasios Chatzikonstantinou, Gian Marco De Marchis, Julia Ferrari, Paul George, Mira Katan, Michael Knoflach, Jong S Kim, Linxin Li, Eun-Jae Lee, Jean-Marc Olivot, Francisco Purroy, Nicolas Raposo, Peter M Rothwell, Vijay K Sharma, Bo Song, Georgios Tsivgoulis, Cathal Walsh, Yuming Xu, Aine Merwick
BACKGROUND: Identification of patients at highest risk of early stroke after transient ischaemic attack has been improved with imaging based scores. We aimed to compare the validity and prognostic utility of imaging-based stroke risk scores in patients after transient ischaemic attack. METHODS: We did a pooled analysis of published and unpublished individual-patient data from 16 cohort studies of transient ischaemic attack done in Asia, Europe, and the USA, with early brain and vascular imaging and follow up...
November 2016: Lancet Neurology
Sami Ridwan, Horst Urbach, Susanne Greschus, Johanna von Hagen, Jonas Esche, Azize Boström
BACKGROUND: Given the young age of onset and the high probability of long-term disability after SAH, the financial impact is expected to be substantial. Primary objective was to highlight subsequent treatment costs after the acute in-hospital stay including rehabilitation and home care in comparison to ischemic stroke. METHODS: The study included 101 patients with aneurysmal SAH treated July 2007 through April 2009. In-hospital expenses were calculated using the German Diagnose Related Groups DRG...
October 12, 2016: World Neurosurgery
Andrés M Bur, Jason A Brant, Carolyn L Mulvey, Elizabeth A Nicolli, Robert M Brody, John P Fischer, Steven B Cannady, Jason G Newman
Importance: Unplanned hospital readmission is costly and in recent years has become a focus of health care legislation intended to reduce health care expenditures. Greater understanding of which perioperative complications are associated with hospital readmission after surgery for head and neck cancer is needed to reduce unplanned readmissions. Objective: To determine which clinical risk factors and complications are associated with 30-day unplanned readmission after surgery for malignant neoplasms of the head and neck...
October 13, 2016: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
Fadar Oliver Otite, Priyank Khandelwal, Seemant Chaturvedi, Jose G Romano, Ralph L Sacco, Amer M Malik
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate trends in atrial fibrillation (AF) prevalence in acute ischemic stroke (AIS) and TIA in the United States. METHODS: We used the Nationwide Inpatient Sample to retrospectively compute weighted prevalence of AF in AIS (n = 4,355,140) and TIA (n = 1,816,459) patients admitted to US hospitals from 2004 to 2013. Multivariate-adjusted models were used to evaluate the association of AF with clinical factors, mortality, length of stay, and cost. RESULTS: From 2004 to 2013, AF prevalence increased by 22% in AIS (20%-24%) and by 38% in TIA (12%-17%)...
October 12, 2016: Neurology
Vivencio Barrios, Jaime Masjuan
The majority of patients with atrial fibrillation should receive oral anticoagulation to reduce the risk of stroke. The limitations of vitamin K antagonists have led to an underuse of anticoagulants in clinical practice which has been associated with a higher risk of stroke, hospitalizations and healthcare costs. Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) overcome some of the limitations of vitamin K antagonists and may therefore increase the use of oral anticoagulants in clinical practice. Since no head-to-head trials have been performed, only indirect comparisons can be made among them...
October 12, 2016: Future Cardiology
Xiaochuan Huo, Bin Jiang, Zhenghong Chen, Xiaojuan Ru, Haixin Sun, Dongling Sun, Di Li, Wenzhi Wang
OBJECTIVES: The present study analyzed the hospital charges for stroke patients in China and determined the factors associated with hospital costs. METHODS: Medical records of hospitalized patients with a primary diagnosis of acute stroke were collected from 121 hospitals in Beijing (2012). Distribution characteristics of hospital charges for different stroke types, hospital levels and types were studied. Factors influencing total hospital charges were analyzed...
October 8, 2016: International Journal of Neuroscience
Maria Schwarz, Anne Coccetti, Elizabeth Cardell, Allison Murdoch, Jennifer Davis
PURPOSE: There is a paucity of evidence regarding dysphagia management post-thrombolysis. The aim of this case-control study was to evaluate the impact of a dysphagia management protocol on patient outcomes. Thrombolysis has been completed at our metropolitan hospital since 2011 and a dysphagia management protocol was developed in 2012. METHOD: Chart auditing was completed for 83 participants in three groups: pre-protocol (n = 12) (2011), post-protocol (n = 28) (2012-2014), and non-thrombolysed stroke patients (n = 43)...
September 29, 2016: International Journal of Speech-language Pathology
Jean-Pascal Devailly, Laurence Josse
OBJECTIVE: Care programs in MPR formalize, for homogeneous profile of patients the steps of a multidisciplinary approach based on the rehabilitation potential and focused on improving functional status. The aim is to build a custom clinical pathway for patients with stroke followed in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Day Hospital by connecting each step systematically formalized a traceability tool in the information system in view a fair payment of a care program. MATERIAL/PATIENTS AND METHODS: Our outpatient hospital PMR team has built a clinical pathway according the method of the High Authority of Health, supported by MPR criteria defined by FEDMER and texts regulating the activity of French post-acute care (SSR)...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
David J T Campbell, Marcello Tonelli, Brenda Hemmelgarn, Chad Mitchell, Ross Tsuyuki, Noah Ivers, Tavis Campbell, Raj Pannu, Eric Verkerke, Scott Klarenbach, Kathryn King-Shier, Peter Faris, Derek Exner, Vikas Chaubey, Braden Manns
BACKGROUND: Chronic diseases result in significant morbidity and costs. Although medications and lifestyle changes are effective for improving outcomes in chronic diseases, many patients do not receive these treatments, in part because of financial barriers, patient and provider-level knowledge gaps, and low patient motivation. The Assessing outcomes of enhanced chronic disease care through patient education and a value-based formulary study (ACCESS) will determine the impact of two interventions: (1) a value-based formulary which eliminates copayment for high-value preventive medications; and (2) a comprehensive self-management support program aimed at promoting health behavior change and medication adherence, combined with relay of information on medication use to healthcare providers, on cardiovascular events and/or mortality in low-income seniors with elevated cardiovascular risk...
September 26, 2016: Implementation Science: IS
Arto Ohinmaa, Yufei Zheng, Thomas Jeerakathil, Scott Klarenbach, Unto Häkkinen, Thanh Nguyen, Dan Friesen, Jane Ruseski, Padma Kaul, Ruolz Ariste, Philip Jacobs
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to evaluate the trends and regional variation of stroke hospital care in 30-day in-hospital mortality, hospital length of stay (LOS), and 1-year total hospitalization cost after implementation of the Alberta Provincial Stroke Strategy. METHODS: New ischemic stroke patients (N = 7632) admitted to Alberta acute care hospitals between 2006 and 2011 were followed for 1 year. We analyzed in-hospital mortality with logistic regression, LOS with negative binomial regression, and the hospital costs with generalized gamma model (log link)...
September 20, 2016: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
Nileshkumar J Patel, Dhaval Pau, Nikhil Nalluri, Parth Bhatt, Badal Thakkar, Ritesh Kanotra, Kanishk Agnihotri, Nitesh Ainani, Nilay Patel, Nish Patel, Sapna Shah, Sabeeda Kadavath, Shilpkumar Arora, Azfar Sheikh, Apurva O Badheka, James Lafferty, Carlos Alfonso, Mauricio Cohen
Since the introduction of new antiplatelet and anticoagulant agents in the last decade, large-scale data studying gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB) in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) are lacking. Using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, we identified all hospitalizations from 2006 to 2012 that required PCI. Temporal trends in the incidence and multivariate predictors of GIB associated with PCI were analyzed. A total of 4,376,950 patients underwent PCI in the United States during the study period...
October 15, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
O S Mattila, H Harve, S Pihlasviita, J Ritvonen, G Sibolt, M Pystynen, D Strbian, S Curtze, M Kuisma, T Tatlisumak, P J Lindsberg
OBJECTIVES: Blood-based biomarkers could enable early and cost-effective diagnostics for acute stroke patients in the prehospital setting to support early initiation of treatments. To facilitate development of ultra-acute biomarkers, we set out to implement large-scale prehospital blood sampling and determine feasibility and diagnostic timesavings of this approach. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Emergency medical services (EMS) personnel of the Helsinki metropolitan area were trained to collect prehospital blood samples from thrombolysis candidates using a cannula adapter technique...
September 18, 2016: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
Addie Middleton, James E Graham, Shilpa Krishnan, Kenneth J Ottenbacher
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this work was to present comprehensive descriptive summaries of program interruptions and short-stay transfers among Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries receiving inpatient rehabilitation after stroke, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI). DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study of Medicare beneficiaries with any of the 3 conditions of interest who were admitted to inpatient rehabilitation directly from an acute hospital between July 1, 2012, and November 15, 2013...
November 2016: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Sudhir Sharma, M V Padma, Amit Bhardwaj, Ashish Sharma, Nishit Sawal, Suresh Thakur
CONTEXT: Telemedicine is a major effort to tackle the uneven availability of facilities for thrombolysis in acute ischemic stroke. We present a telestroke model introduced in a small hilly state of Himachal Pradesh in India. AIMS: To provide acute ischemic stroke treatment with tissue plasminogen activator in all district hospitals of Himachal Pradesh with computerized axial tomographic scan facility through Telemedicine. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: Smartphone-based hub and spoke telestroke model was used with two tertiary care hospitals (with neurologists) as hub and 17 district hospitals (without onsite neurologists) as spokes...
September 2016: Neurology India
Wai-Tat Wong, Veronica Kw Lai, Yee Eot Chee, Anna Lee
BACKGROUND: Fast-track cardiac care is a complex intervention involving several components of care during cardiac anaesthesia and in the postoperative period, with the ultimate aim of early extubation after surgery, to reduce length of stay in the intensive care unit and in the hospital. Safe and effective fast-track cardiac care may reduce hospital costs. This is an update of a Cochrane review first published in 2003, updated in 2012 and updated now in 2016. OBJECTIVES: To determine the safety and effectiveness of fast-track cardiac care compared with conventional (not fast-track) care in adult patients undergoing cardiac surgery...
September 12, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Sasha Shepperd, Steve Iliffe, Helen A Doll, Mike J Clarke, Lalit Kalra, Andrew D Wilson, Daniela C Gonçalves-Bradley
BACKGROUND: Admission avoidance hospital at home provides active treatment by healthcare professionals in the patient's home for a condition that otherwise would require acute hospital inpatient care, and always for a limited time period. This is the third update of the original review. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effectiveness and cost of managing patients with admission avoidance hospital at home compared with inpatient hospital care. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), MEDLINE, EMBASE, two other databases, and two trials registers on 2 March 2016...
September 1, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Athanasia Vlahou, Konstantinos Diplaris, Fotini Ampatzidou, Lampos Karagounnis, George Drossos
Objectives Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common complication after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). It is associated with prolonged hospital stay and increased cost. The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between transfusion of blood derivatives and occurrence of postoperative paroxysmal AF. Materials and Methods From June 2012 to February 2014, 446 patients undergoing CABG with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) were prospectively evaluated for occurrence of postoperative AF. Patients and procedural variables were recorded and were associated with the development of new-onset AF with logistic regression analysis...
August 30, 2016: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
Erru Yang, Michael Stokes, Saga Johansson, Carl Mellström, Elizabeth Magnuson, David J Cohen, Phillip Hunt
OBJECTIVES: Longitudinal data are limited regarding outcomes and costs beyond one year after acute myocardial infarction (MI) among elderly (≥65 years old) United States patients. This study examined long-term outcomes and healthcare costs among elderly MI survivors. METHODS: .Retrospective analysis of 2002-2009 Medicare healthcare claims (5% random sample). Patients were ≥65 years old and survived ≥1 year without recurrent MI after MI hospitalization. Mortality, incidence of hospitalizations for stroke, major bleeding, MI, a composite endpoint (death, MI or stroke), and non-pharmacy healthcare costs were determined...
August 26, 2016: Cardiovascular Therapeutics
Oyéné Kossi, Charles Sèbiyo Batcho, Thierry Adoukonou, Jean-Louis Thonnard
OBJECTIVE: Stroke is a major public health problem in developing countries. However, few studies have quantified the functional recovery of stroke patients in sub-Saharan Africa. This study examined the functional recovery of stroke patients in the Republic of Benin. METHODS: A total of 68 patients with acute stroke were recruited from hospitals and health centres in Benin. Patients were evaluated at enrolment and 1, 3 and 6 months post-stroke. The ACTIVLIM-Stroke scale, Barthel Index, and modified Rankin Scale were used to assess activity limitations, functional autonomy, and overall level of disability, respectively...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
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