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Effectiveness of treating ischemic strokert-PA within 3 hours of symptom onset

A study of the  victims with effectiveness of treating ischemic strokert-PA within 3 hours of symptom onset showed a decrease in rehabilitation costs of $1.4 million and nursing home costs of $4.8 million, per 1,000 eligible rt-PA-treated patients.

Fagan S, Morgenstern L, Petitta A, Ward R, et al. Cost-Effectiveness of Tissue Plasminogen Activator for Acute Ischemic Stroke. Neurology. 1998; 50(4): 883-890. http://www.neurology.org/content/50/4/883.abstract

Reference

Title
Cost-Effectiveness of Tissue Plasminogen Activator for Acute Ischemic Stroke
Publication
Neurology
Publication Date
1998
Authors
Fagan S, Morgenstern L, Petitta A, Ward R, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 50, Issue 4
Pages
883-890
URL
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