Direct medical cost of stroke in Singapore

Charmaine Shuyu Ng, Matthias Paul Han Sim Toh, Jiaying Ng, Yu Ko

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Background: Globally, stroke is recognized as one of the main causes of long-term disability, accounting for approximately 5·7 million deaths each year. It is a debilitating and costly chronic condition that consumes about 2-4% of total healthcare expenditure. Aims: To estimate the direct medical cost associated with stroke in Singapore in 2012 and to determine associated predictors. Methods: The National Healthcare Group Chronic Disease Management System database was used to identify patients with stroke between the years 2006 and 2012. Estimated stroke-related costs included hospitalizations, accident and emergency room visits, outpatient physician visits, laboratory tests, and medications. Results: A total of 700 patients were randomly selected for the analyses. The mean annual direct medical cost was found to be S$12473·7, of which 93·6% were accounted for by inpatient services, 4·9% by outpatient services, and 1·5% by A&E services. Independent determinants of greater total costs were stroke types, such as ischemic stroke (P=0·005), subarachnoid hemorrhage (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-82
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Stroke
Volume10
Issue numberA100
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2015

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Singapore
Stroke
Costs and Cost Analysis
Delivery of Health Care
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Ambulatory Care
Disease Management
Health Expenditures
Accidents
Hospital Emergency Service
Inpatients
Hospitalization
Chronic Disease
Outpatients
Databases
Physicians

Keywords

  • Cost analysis
  • Cost of disease
  • Cost-of-illness
  • Economic burden
  • Healthcare costs
  • Stroke

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  • Neurology

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Direct medical cost of stroke in Singapore. / Ng, Charmaine Shuyu; Toh, Matthias Paul Han Sim; Ng, Jiaying; Ko, Yu.

In: International Journal of Stroke, Vol. 10, No. A100, 01.10.2015, p. 75-82.

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Ng, Charmaine Shuyu ; Toh, Matthias Paul Han Sim ; Ng, Jiaying ; Ko, Yu. / Direct medical cost of stroke in Singapore. In: International Journal of Stroke. 2015 ; Vol. 10, No. A100. pp. 75-82.
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