Stroke is also leading cause of serious, long-term disability. Stroke kills almost 130,000 Americans each year. On an average, one American dies from stroke every 3.3 minutes. Anyone, including children, can have a stroke. Every year about 800,000 people have a diagnosis of stroke – 610,000 of them have a new stroke diagnosed and about 185,000 patients— which is nearly one of four—are those that have previously had an episode of stroke.
Mean cost per hospitalization for stroke care almost a decade ago was estimated to be approximating 43,000$ with the aggregate cost being 7 billion US $, implying that the current costs are much higher. At present, Stroke costs the United States an estimated $36.5 billion each year. Stroke care being an area of increasing concern, the relevance for an intelligent stroke care application such as we offer at Appex innovation could not be more relevant.
Why Stroke Care Analytics?
Careful Data dissection shows that the care outcomes depend in large part on “how”, as well as “when” the patient is treated. For every eight patients treated with IV thrombolysis, one additional patient returns to living a normal life. Also, reducing the time to an intervention, such as between ED arrival and IV thrombolysis improves each patient’s odds of a good outcome. Therefore, not just the provision of care, but others like time-factor and co-ordination there-in, in each step of the care process that impacts the overall results. Approximately 87% of all strokes are ischemic, which implies profuse opportunities in process intervention, care co-ordination and Optimization. At present, Stroke costs the United States an estimated $36.5 billion each year. This total includes the cost of health care services, medications to treat stroke, and missed days of work.
These highlight the imminent need and indicate the scope of efforts required in problem prevention and the potential benefits that reward such efforts. An unprecedented opportunity to prevent CVD exists today in the United States. Given the complex care environment, tight regulatory framework, and the larger health care ecosystem that providers operate in, a smart stroke care analytics suite proves an invaluable tool for an efficient overall management and helps successfully steer through efforts to achieve optimal results. With the hospital re-admissions for stroke care being an area of increasing concern, AI based stroke care applications such as we offer at Appex Innovation becomes inevitable.