Factors predicting the total medical costs associated with first-ever ischeamic stroke patients transferred to the rehabilitation ward.

@article{Chen2015FactorsPT,
  title={Factors predicting the total medical costs associated with first-ever ischeamic stroke patients transferred to the rehabilitation ward.},
  author={Chien-Min Chen and Chia-Hao Chang and Hung-Chih Hsu and Chu-Hsu Lin and Kai-Hua Chen},
  journal={Journal of rehabilitation medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={47 2},
  pages={120-5}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the predictors of total medical costs for first-ever ischaemic stroke patients transferred to the rehabilitation ward from the acute ward. PATIENTS A total of 311 first-ever ischaemic stroke patients (mean age 68.9 (standard deviation (SD) 12.2) years). METHODS Data, including common complications and medical events, from July 2002 to June 2012 were collected retrospectively from a regional hospital in Taiwan in order to study the potential predictors for medical… CONTINUE READING

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