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Savings associated with t-PA treatment for ischemic stroke patients

A $600 net savings is associated with each ischemic stroke patient treated with t-PA. In 2005, only 2% of all ischemic stroke patients received t-PA. If that percentage was increased to 4% the realized cost savings would be approximately $15 million. If increased to 20%, the savings would be around $74 million.

Demaerschalk, BM and TR Yip. Economic Benefit of Increasing Utilization of Intravenous Tissue Plasminogen Activator for Acute Ischemic Stroke in the United States. Stroke. 2005; 36(11): 2500-3. http://stroke.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/full/36/11/2500

Reference

Title
Economic Benefit of Increasing Utilization of Intravenous Tissue Plasminogen Activator for Acute Ischemic Stroke in the United States
Publication
Stroke
Publication Date
2005
Authors
Demaerschalk, BM and TR Yip
Volume & Issue
Volume 36, Issue 11
Pages
2500-3
URL
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