The length of stay of in-patient stroke discharges in Irish acute hospitals

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/302605
Title:
The length of stay of in-patient stroke discharges in Irish acute hospitals
Authors:
Keegan, Conor; Smith, Samantha
Affiliation:
Trinity College Dublin
Publisher:
The Economic and Social Review
Issue Date:
2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/302605
Additional Links:
http://scholar.google.com/scholar_url?hl=en&q=http://www.esr.ie/article/download/76/66&sa=X&scisig=AAGBfm3bTfVjPGs4h2brSwws3zny9KpVGA&oi=scholaralrt
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Abstract: Stroke imposes an important economic burden worldwide and acute in-patient care accounts for a large proportion of costs in the first year following stroke. Length of stay (LOS) is regarded as a key determinant of in-patient costs and the primary focus of this study is to examine associations between LOS of acute stroke discharges and a range of individual and system level factors. Specific focus is placed on the association between stroke units and LOS. Results indicate associations between a number of policy-relevant variables and LOS including among others, MRSA infection, availability of brain imaging and discharge destination. We find some evidence that acute stroke units are associated with lower LOS however these findings should be interpreted carefully.
Keywords:
STROKE; ECONOMIC EVALUATION
Local subject classification:
LENGTH OF STAY

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorKeegan, Conoren_GB
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Samanthaen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-02T10:13:36Z-
dc.date.available2013-10-02T10:13:36Z-
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/302605-
dc.descriptionAbstract: Stroke imposes an important economic burden worldwide and acute in-patient care accounts for a large proportion of costs in the first year following stroke. Length of stay (LOS) is regarded as a key determinant of in-patient costs and the primary focus of this study is to examine associations between LOS of acute stroke discharges and a range of individual and system level factors. Specific focus is placed on the association between stroke units and LOS. Results indicate associations between a number of policy-relevant variables and LOS including among others, MRSA infection, availability of brain imaging and discharge destination. We find some evidence that acute stroke units are associated with lower LOS however these findings should be interpreted carefully.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherThe Economic and Social Reviewen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://scholar.google.com/scholar_url?hl=en&q=http://www.esr.ie/article/download/76/66&sa=X&scisig=AAGBfm3bTfVjPGs4h2brSwws3zny9KpVGA&oi=scholaralrten_GB
dc.subjectSTROKEen_GB
dc.subjectECONOMIC EVALUATIONen_GB
dc.subject.otherLENGTH OF STAYen_GB
dc.titleThe length of stay of in-patient stroke discharges in Irish acute hospitalsen_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentTrinity College Dublinen_GB
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