Describing hospital utilisation and associated factors following stroke using linked clinical registry and hospital administrative data.
Nadine Andrew, Monique Kilkenny, Vijaya Sundararajan, Joosup Kim, Amanda Thrift, Trisha Johnston, Rohan Grimley, Melina Gattellari, Judith Katzenellenbogen, Natasha Lannin, James Boyd, Felicity Flack, Ying Chen, Dominique Cadilhac
International Journal of Population Data Science | Swansea University | Published : 2018
IntroductionSurvivors of stroke have complex needs from ongoing disabilities and have increased risk of cardiovascular diseases. The societal costs are therefore substantial. Person-level longitudinal data on the longer-term hospital utilizations of patients with stroke in Australia, and the factors that may influence usage in this setting, are rarely reported. Objectives and ApproachWe used person-level linkages between the Australian Stroke Clinical Registry (AuSCR: 2009-2013) and hospital admission and Emergency Department (ED) data from four states to examine determinants of hospital utilisation following stroke. The index event was the first event recorded in AuSCR. The rate of hospita..View full abstract