The effect of atrial fibrillation on stroke-related inpatient costs in Sweden: a 3-year analysis of registry incidence data from 2001.

@article{Ghatnekar2008TheEO,
  title={The effect of atrial fibrillation on stroke-related inpatient costs in Sweden: a 3-year analysis of registry incidence data from 2001.},
  author={Ola Ghatnekar and E L Glader},
  journal={Value in health : the journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research},
  year={2008},
  volume={11 5},
  pages={862-8}
}
OBJECTIVE Atrial fibrillation (AF) is an important risk factor for stroke. It is prevalent in approximately one-fourth of stroke patients, and predictive of worse outcomes. This study aimed to analyze the effect of AF on stroke-related inpatient costs among first-ever stroke patients in Sweden. METHODS Hospitalizations and death records were monitored for 3 years in 6611 first-ever stroke patients. For stroke as primary diagnosis, inpatient costs were calculated on the basis of length of stay… CONTINUE READING

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