Value of treatment by comprehensive stroke services for the reduction of critical gaps in acute stroke care in Europe
AJS Webb, AC Fonseca, E Berge, G Randall, F Fazekas, B Norrving, E Nivelle, V Thijs, G Vanhooren
European Journal of Neurology | WILEY | Published : 2020
Stroke is the second leading cause of death and dependency in Europe and costs the European Union more than €30bn, yet significant gaps in the patient pathway remain and the cost-effectiveness of comprehensive stroke care to meet these needs is unknown. The European Brain Council Value of Treatment Initiative combined patient representatives, stroke experts, neurological societies and literature review to identify unmet needs in the patient pathway according to Rotterdam methodology. The cost-effectiveness of comprehensive stroke services was determined by a Markov model, using UK cost data as an exemplar and efficacy data for prevention of death and dependency from published systematic revi..View full abstract
This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors. Dr Alastair Webb is funded by a Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Career Development Fellowship.