Background and Purpose-Knowledge of costs of health care and social services for patients who have transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) is scarce.
This study investigates the resource use and estimates direct costs during the first year after a TIA.
Methods-All patients admitted to a university hospital in Copenhagen, Denmark, because of TIA during 12 months in 1994-1995 were included in a database.
The patients were followed until 1 year after admission, and data on resource use during and after the hospital stay were collected prospectively at interviews.
The cost of the hospital stay had a mean of DKr 10100 (US $1800), and the cost of health care and social services after discharge had a mean of DKr 8800 (US $1600).
Conclusions-The total cost of health care and social services during the first year after a TIA had a mean of DKr 18800.
The hospital stay and the services after discharge each made up half of the total direct cost.
Mots-clés Pascal : Accident cérébrovasculaire, Ischémie, Transitoire, Ressource, Utilisation, Coût global, Danemark, Europe, Economie santé, Homme, Système nerveux pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie, Encéphale pathologie, Cérébrovasculaire pathologie, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Vaisseau sanguin pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Stroke, Ischemia, Transitory, Resource, Use, Life cycle cost, Denmark, Europe, Health economy, Human, Nervous system diseases, Central nervous system disease, Cerebral disorder, Cerebrovascular disease, Cardiovascular disease, Vascular disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0007234
Code Inist : 002B17C. Création : 31/05/1999.