Journal article

Long-Term Costs of Stroke Using 10-Year Longitudinal Data From the North East Melbourne Stroke Incidence Study

Tristan D Gloede, Sarah M Halbach, Amanda G Thrift, Helen M Dewey, Holger Pfaff, Dominique A Cadilhac



BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Stroke is costly, although little is known about the long-term costs of survivors of stroke. In previous cost-of-illness studies, lifetime costs have been modeled based on estimates to 5 years after stroke. Building on previous work from the North East Melbourne Stroke Incidence Study (NEMESIS), we aimed to describe resource use at 10 years and recalculate the lifetime societal costs of ischemic and hemorrhagic (intracerebral hemorrhage) stroke. METHODS: Ten-year patient-level resource use data were obtained and updated prices and population demographic statistics for 2010 were applied to our cost-of-illness models. We incorporated incidence data from a larger study r..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC; Australia)

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Awarded by National Heart Foundation

Funding Acknowledgements

T. Gloede was supported by a scholarship from the Koeln Fortune Program, Faculty of Medicine, University of Cologne, Germany. Dr Cadilhac (1063761 cofunded by National Heart Foundation) and Dr Thrift (1042600) were supported by fellowships from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC; Australia). S. M. Halbach was the recipient of a PROMOS grant (1000 euro) from the German Academic Exchange Service used to support work on this project in Australia. Dr Thrift received funding for North East Melbourne Stroke Incidence Study (NEMESIS) with grants from the NHMRC (154600, 307900, and 526601), VicHealth, the Foundation for High Blood Pressure Research, and the National Stroke Foundation.