Journal article

Estimating the lifetime economic burden of stroke according to the age of onset in South Korea: a cost of illness study

Hye-Young Kang, Seung-Ji Lim, Hae Sun Suh, Danny Liew

BMC Public Health | BMC | Published : 2011

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The recently-observed trend towards younger stroke patients in Korea raises economic concerns, including erosion of the workforce. We compared per-person lifetime costs of stroke according to the age of stroke onset from the Korean societal perspective. METHODS: A state-transition Markov model consisted of three health states ('post primary stroke event', 'alive post stroke', and 'dead') was developed to simulate the natural history of stroke. The transition probabilities for fatal and non-fatal recurrent stroke by age and gender and for non-stroke causes of death were derived from the national epidemiologic data of the Korean Health Insurance Review and Assessment Services and d..

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