Stroke

Why do we address this condition?

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.

Why you should be concerned about this condition?

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.

Details about this condition

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.

Types of stroke

Ischemic Stroke

Hemorrhagic Stroke

Transient Ischemic Attack

also known as a mini-stroke, caused by a temporary blood clot

Stroke risk factors

High Blood Pressure
Tobacco Use
Diabetes
High Cholesterol
Physical Inactivity and Obesity
Heart Disease
Atrial Fibrillation