Costs of coronary heart disease and stroke : the case of Sweden.
To estimate the annual costs in Sweden of coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke, and the potential cost savings if these clinical'events'are avoided.
The analysis is undertaken from a societal perspective, including both direct and indirect costs.
Costs are calculated for five clinical conditions : (i) acute myocardial infarction (AMI), (ii) angina pectoris (AP), (iii) unstable angina (UA), (iv) congestive heart failure (CHF), and (v) stroke.
A retrospective study including patients admitted to the Department of Medicine at Södertälje Hospital during the period January 1993 to March 1995 with CHD or a stroke.
Each patient was followed for 1 year after admission to the hospital.
To estimate potential cost savings, the patient was used as his or her own control.
The potential savings in direct costs if CHD or a stroke is avoided were estimated as the difference between costs for 1 year after and 1 year before the event.
The indirect costs were calculated as the difference between the values of market production of goods and services the year before the event and the year after.
The Department of Medicine at Södertälje Hospital.
The patients included in the study were patients at the Department of Medicine at Södertälje Hospital in Sweden.
The inclusion criterion was that the patients should have been admitted for the first time for CHD or stroke during the year 1994. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Cardiopathie coronaire, Accident cérébrovasculaire, Suède, Europe, Analyse coût, Economie santé, Traitement, Homme, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Système nerveux pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie, Encéphale pathologie, Cérébrovasculaire pathologie, Vaisseau sanguin pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Coronary heart disease, Stroke, Sweden, Europe, Cost analysis, Health economy, Treatment, Human, Cardiovascular disease, Nervous system diseases, Central nervous system disease, Cerebral disorder, Cerebrovascular disease, Vascular disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0417767
Code Inist : 002B12A03. Création : 22/03/2000.