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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
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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