Background and Purpose Most strokes occur among people aged 65 years and older.
The increasing proportion of persons who are in this age group underlines the importance for health-care providers to be aware of trends in poststroke survival.
We investigated poststroke survival trends from 1985 to 1989 among Medicare beneficiaries.
Methods Medicare hospital claim records and enrollment data were obtained on 1 901 439 Medicare patients with a principal diagnosis of stroke occurring during the years 1985 through 1989.
Cox proportional hazard techniques were used to compare the 2-year poststroke survival for strokes occurring in 1986,1987,1988, and 1989 relative to strokes occurring in 1985.
Mots-clés Pascal : Accident cérébrovasculaire, Epidémiologie, Survie, Evolution, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Système nerveux pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie, Encéphale pathologie, Cérébrovasculaire pathologie, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Vaisseau sanguin pathologie, Medicare
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Stroke, Epidemiology, Survival, Evolution, Human, United States, North America, America, Nervous system diseases, Central nervous system disease, Cerebral disorder, Cerebrovascular disease, Cardiovascular disease, Vascular disease
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Cote : 94-0658707
Code Inist : 002B17C. Création : 09/06/1995.