Journal article

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

Abstract

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..

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