Silver Book Fact

Hospital costs for ischemic stroke

Hospital costs for nonrecurrent ischemic stroke are 20% higher in patients with atrial fibrillation, than in patients without the disease.

Wang G, Joo H, Tong X, George M. Hospital Costs Associated with Atrial Fibrillation for Patients with Ischemic Stroke Aged 18-64 Years in the United States. Stroke. 2015; 46: 1314-20. http://stroke.ahajournals.org/content/46/5/1314.abstract?sid=700ab191-0e9c-437c-a37e-0e3c17ae6d15

Reference

Title
Hospital Costs Associated with Atrial Fibrillation for Patients with Ischemic Stroke Aged 18-64 Years in the United States
Publication
Stroke
Publication Date
2015
Authors
Wang G, Joo H, Tong X, George M
Pages
1314-20
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

Related Facts

  • Ischemic stroke hospital stays with an AFib diagnosis
    One in four hospital stays (in 2014) with ischemic stroke also included a diagnosis of atrial fibrillation. This is an increase from one in five stays in 1998.  
  • Annual cost of treating privately insured patients for AFib
    The annual cost of treating privately insured patients for atrial fibrillation (AF) is $12,350 per patient— approximately 5 times greater than treating patients without AF.  
  • AFib prevalence, 2006
    As much as 1% of the U.S. population is estimated to have atrial fibrillation  
  • Medical care rates during the year following an AFib diagnosis
    A study of Medicare beneficiaries found that during the year following an atrial fibrillation (AF) diagnosis: • 28% of AF patients (versus 7% of non-AF patients) had 3 or more hospital…  
  • Quality of life in AFib patients
    Individuals with AFib report substantially worse quality of life compared to those without the disease