Economic burden of stroke across Europe: A population-based cost analysis
Economic burden of stroke across Europe: A population-based cost analysis (Sage).
Introduction: In 2017, 1.5 million people were diagnosed with stroke, 9 million were living with stroke and 0.4 million died because of stroke in 32 European countries. We estimate the economic burden of stroke across these countries in 2017.
Results: In 2017 stroke cost the 32 European countries under analysis e60
billion, with health care accounting for e27 billion (45%), representing 1.7% of
health expenditure. Adding the costs of social care (e5 billion), annual
strokerelated care costs were equivalent to e59 per citizen, varying from e11
in Bulgaria to e140 in Finland. Productivity losses cost e12 billion, equally
split between early death and lost working days. A total of e1.3 billion hours of informal care
were provided to stroke survivors, costing Europe e16 billion.
Conclusion: Our study provides a snapshot of the economic consequences posed by
stroke to 32 European countries in 2017. [...]
Quelle: Sage, 13.12.2019