Cost avoidance associated with optimal stroke care in Canada.

  title={Cost avoidance associated with optimal stroke care in Canada.},
  author={Hans Krueger and Patrice Lindsay and Robert Cote and Moira K. Kapral and Janusz A Kaczorowski and Michael D Hill},
  volume={43 8},
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Evidence-based stroke care has been shown to improve patient outcomes and may reduce health system costs. Cost savings, however, are poorly quantified. This study assesses 4 aspects of stroke management (rapid assessment and treatment services, thrombolytic therapy, organized stroke units, and early home-supported discharge) and estimates the potential for cost avoidance in Canada if these services were provided in a comprehensive fashion. METHODS Several independent… CONTINUE READING
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