Within this diagnosis category, neuro patients have the highest rate of emergency room visits and are among the most expensive in terms of treatment and recovery, yet a big gap in care exists today for this population.
Neuro patients are the second most expensive diagnosis/disease category.
They have the third highest inpatient admission rate.
Neuro patients have the highest rate of behavioral health comorbidities (>40%).
70% have one or more cardiovascular comorbidities.
Lifetime costs for a spinal cord injury at age 25 can reach $5.2 million.
Someone in the United States has a stroke every 40 seconds. Every 4 minutes, someone dies of stroke.
The average cost of stroke per person (including inpatient care, rehabilitation, and follow-up care) is estimated at $140,048.
There are 610 Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) related hospitalizations and 166 TBI-related deaths per day.
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