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The estimated direct medical cost of stroke in 2008 was $18.8 billion–this includes hospital outpatient stays, emergency department visits, prescribed medications, and home health care.

Medical Expenditures Panel Survey of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Total Expenses and Percent Distribution for Selected Conditions by Source of Payment, United States. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; 2008. http://meps.ahrq.gov/data_stats/tables_compendia_hh_interactive.jsp?_SERVICE=MEPSSocket0&_PROGRAM=MEPSPGM.TC.SAS&File=HCFY2008&Table=HCFY2008%5FCNDXP%5FD&_Debug=

Reference

Title
Total Expenses and Percent Distribution for Selected Conditions by Source of Payment, United States
Publisher
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Publication Date
2008
Authors
Medical Expenditures Panel Survey of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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