Strokes are one of the most common neurological conditions in the nation, with patients frequently not receiving the proper post-acute care and support they need. This results in hospital readmissions, ancillary conditions and increased costs for the health plan.
Utilize Health’s specialized solution helps get these patients to lower levels of care faster, decreasing readmission rates and ultimately reducing or avoiding costs for the health plan.
Direct and indirect costs of cardiovascular diseases and stroke total more than $316.6 billion. That includes health expenditures.
Recurrent stroke patients had 38% higher costs per patient one year after d/c from index hospitalization than new stroke patients
Stroke is a leading cause of serious long-term disability.
Stroke is the leading preventable cause of disability.
A stroke occurs when blood is cut off from a certain part of the brain either due to a blockage in the blood vessel or a rupture or leak of a blood vessel. There are different symptoms members might experience depending on which side of the brain the blood was cut off from during the stroke.