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Shunt surgery in idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus is cost-effective—a cost utility analysis

Background The objective was to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of shunt surgery in patients with idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH). Methods Health-related quality of life was evaluated before and 6 months after surgery using the EQ-5D-3 L (EuroQOL group five-dimensions health survey) in 30 patients (median age, 71 years; range, 65–89 years) diagnosed with iNPH. The...

Long-term QALY-weights among spouses of dependent and independent midlife stroke survivors

, Sweden 2 & Josefine Persson 3 Department of Clinical Pathology and Genetics, Institute of Biomedicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg , Gothenburg , Sweden 4 Department of Gastrosurgical ... interest The authors, Josefine Persson, Mattias Aronsson, Lukas Holmegaard, Petra Redfors, Kaj Stenlo¨f, Katarina Jood, Christina Jern, Christian Blomstrand, Gunilla Forsberg-Wa¨rleby, Lars-A˚ ke Levin

Economic burden of stroke in a large county in Sweden

Background Stroke remains to be a major burden of disease, often causing death or physical impairment or disability. This paper estimates the economic burden of stroke in a large county of 1.5 million inhabitants in western Sweden. Methods The economic burden of stroke was estimated from a societal perspective with an incidence approach. Data were collected from clinical...