An economic evaluation of CT scanning for stroke

Luke David Vale

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Abstract

Stroke is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the UK affecting 5 to 7 per 1,000 of the population1. The cost of stroke in the UK is high at £2300 million per year, and accounts for about 6% of total NHS and Social Services expenditure; this is nearly twice the amount spent on coronary heart disease. There are two main pathological types of stroke. About 80% of first strokes are ischaemic (cerebral infarction) and 10% to 20% haemorrhagic (primary intracerebral haemorrhage (PICH). Making an accurate diagnosis by distinguishing infarcts from haemorrhages is important as treatments for the two types of stroke differ and patients may suffer serious harm if the wrong therapy is administered2. Imaging techniques such as CT brain scanning are required to reliably distinguish ischaemic from haemorrhagic stroke.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAberdeen, United Kingdom
PublisherUniversity of Aberdeen
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2005

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NameHERU Briefing Paper

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Cost-Benefit Analysis
Stroke
Cerebral Infarction
Cerebral Hemorrhage
Health Expenditures
Social Work
Coronary Disease
Hemorrhage
Morbidity
Costs and Cost Analysis
Mortality
Brain
Therapeutics

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Vale, L. D. (2005). An economic evaluation of CT scanning for stroke. (HERU Briefing Paper). Aberdeen, United Kingdom: University of Aberdeen.

An economic evaluation of CT scanning for stroke. / Vale, Luke David.

Aberdeen, United Kingdom : University of Aberdeen, 2005. (HERU Briefing Paper).

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Vale, LD 2005 'An economic evaluation of CT scanning for stroke' HERU Briefing Paper, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, United Kingdom.
Vale LD. An economic evaluation of CT scanning for stroke. Aberdeen, United Kingdom: University of Aberdeen. 2005 Mar. (HERU Briefing Paper).
Vale, Luke David. / An economic evaluation of CT scanning for stroke. Aberdeen, United Kingdom : University of Aberdeen, 2005. (HERU Briefing Paper).
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