Population-based study of determinants of initial secondary care costs of acute stroke in the United Kingdom.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: To determine the cost-effectiveness of specific interventions to prevent or treat acute stroke, it is necessary to know the costs of stroke according to patient characteristics and stroke subtype and etiology. However, very few such data are available and none from population-based studies. We determined the predictors of resource use and acute care costs of stroke using data from a population-based study. METHODS: Data were obtained from the Oxford Vascular study, a ...Expand abstract
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