Matthias Schaeg

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The costs of acute stroke care, length of hospital stay (LOS), and outcome in patients with cardioembolic stroke or cardioembolic transient ischemic attacks (TIA) were investigated with the aim of estimating the clinical and health-economic impacts of cerebral cardioembolism. The study population consisted of 511 consecutive patients with the diagnosis of(More)
OBJECTIVES Stroke unit care has been shown to be beneficial but costly. In an own previous study, the resource utilization of stroke unit care has been evaluated. Since the resource utilization on regular neurological wards is widely unknown, we determined the costs for acute stroke care on regular neurological wards to compare both treatment settings. (More)
Serial sections of 1047 colonic and rectal biopsies from 385 children and adolescents suffering from Crohn's disease were studied histologically. Inflammatory alterations were seen in 76% of the biopsies and 84% of the patients. Incidence of inflammatory infiltration, of crypt abscesses, of erosions, and of ulcers decrease from caecum to rectum were(More)
BACKGROUND Stroke care has a high impact on health costs. Therefore, the costs and reimbursements of integrated stroke care were calculated in a German neurological university hospital. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patient cohorts of 2002 and 2003 were considered. All patients were included who presented with ischemic stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage, or(More)
BACKGROUND The previous system of hospital financing based on the returns (consisting of payments received minus cost of patient treatment) is undergoing considerable changes on the basis of learning to apply the new Diagnosis-Related Groups (G-DRG) system which differentiates the financial returns according to the individual severity of each case. AIM OF(More)
INTRODUCTION The introduction of the German Diagnostic Related Groups (D-DRG) system requires redesigning administrative patient management strategies. Wrong coding leads to inaccurate grouping and endangers the reimbursement of treatment costs. This situation emphasizes the roles of documentation and coding as factors of economical success. PURPOSE The(More)
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