Hospital financing of ischaemic stroke: determinants of funding and usefulness of DRG subcategories based on Severity of Illness

Background: Many countries are using the APR-DRGs with four SOI subcategories as a model for hospital funding. The aim of this study is to verify whether this is an adequate model for funding stroke hospital admissions, and to explore which risk factors and complications may influence the amount of funding.

Modified Rankin scale as a determinant of direct medical costs after stroke

Background: Resource use in the acute and subacute phases after stroke depends on the degree of disability. Aims To determine if direct costs after stroke also vary by level of disability as measured using the modified Rankin scale at the chronic stage after stroke.

Analysis of in-hospital resource use after an ischemic stroke

Objectives: To investigate the resources used by ischemic stroke patients when hospitalized, and examine this relationship by stroke severity. Comparing a bottom-up costing approach with national top-down costs.

Cost of hospitalization for cerebrovascular disorders in Belgium

Background: There is only scarce information on the incidence and costs of stroke in Belgium. Knowledge of these figures permits targeted allocation of resources and aids cost efficacy estimates.