Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Process skill rather than motor skill ..

... seems to be a predictor of costs for rehabilitation after a stroke in working age; a longitudinal study with a 1 year follow up post discharge

Ann Bjorkdahl email and Katharina S Sunnerhagen email

BMC Health Services Research 2007, 7:209doi:10.1186/1472-6963-7-209
Published: 21 December 2007
Abstract (provisional)


In recent years a number of costs of stroke studies have been conducted based on incidence or prevalence and estimating costs at a given time. As there still is a need for a deeper understanding of factors influencing these costs the aim of this study was to calculate the direct and indirect costs in a "young" (<65) sample of stroke patients and to explore factors affecting the costs.