Navigation Links
Telestroke networks can be cost-effective for hospitals, good for patients
Date:12/17/2012

AUGUSTA, Ga. Telestroke networks that enable the remote and rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke can improve the bottom line of patients and hospitals, researchers report.

A central hub hospital delivering rapid stroke diagnosis and treatment partnering with typically smaller spoke hospitals in need of those services means more patients recover better and the network and hospitals make money, according to a study in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.

"We measure stroke treatment in reduced disability and improved function and we have clear evidence that patients who get timely intervention do best," said Dr. Jeffrey A. Switzer, stroke specialist at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Health Sciences University.

"If you are hospital administrator, you may like the idea conceptually but you have to be concerned about the risks of investing up front to do this. This is the first study to show that if it's set up correctly, a telestroke network will more than pay for itself."

Switzer is corresponding author on the study using five years of patient and hospital data from telestroke networks at GHSU and the Mayo Clinic. Researchers plugged the data into a model designed to compare effectiveness and hospital costs with and without a telestroke network. The telestroke model has one hub and seven spokes, the average network size in the United States.

They found that annually with a network:

  • 45 more patients would receive the clot buster tPA, or tissue plasminogen activator, the only Food and Drug Administration-approved stroke drug

  • 20 more patients would receive endovascular therapy such as mechanically removing the clot from a blood vessel

  • Six more patients would be discharged to their home instead of a nursing home

  • The network made nearly $360,000, with each spoke hospital making more than $100,000'/>"/>

Contact: Toni Baker
tbaker@georgiahealth.edu
706-721-4421
Georgia Health Sciences University
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Telestroke cost effective for hospitals
2. The radical restructuring of brain networks in comatose patients
3. Math detects contamination in water distribution networks
4. Researchers show cost-effectiveness of HIV testing in drug abuse treatment programs
5. Yoga: A cost-effective treatment for back pain sufferers?
6. Landmark HIV treatment-as-prevention study shows additional health benefits, cost-effectiveness
7. Simple exercises are an easy and cost-effective treatment for persistent dizziness
8. Personalizing biologic treatment to individual patients with rheuatoid arthritis is cost-effective
9. HIV Prevention Pill Cost-Effective for High-Risk Men: Study
10. Infection data may not be comparable across hospitals, study shows
11. Heart Attack Survival Varies Widely Among Hospitals, Study Finds
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Telestroke networks can be cost-effective for hospitals, good for patients
(Date:7/12/2014)... (PRWEB) July 12, 2014 Wright & Schulte ... clients in Just For Men Lawsuits (case #59776/2014), announces ... consumers of reports that allege the popular hair dye, Just ... burns to their face, neck and other areas. In addition ... For Men chemical burns , the advertisements being run by ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... 12, 2014 Maxim Peptide, a website ... are used solely in scientific experiments, is currently celebrating ... in business, Maxim Peptide, which was created by the ... new and updated website that now features a special ... been updated with fascinating articles about peptide research, including ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... Recently, MagicQuinceaneraDresses.com, the popular online supplier of special occasion ... Quinceanera dresses . The company’s new items are specially ... paying a large amount of money. They are all ... The company’s online shop has become a one stop ... In addition to exquisite Quinceanera dresses, it also offers ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... According to new report "C4ISR Market (2014 ... register a CAGR of 2.28% to reach $93.04 ... tables and 76 figures spread through 185 pages ... , Early buyers will receive 10% customization ... report provides market analysis of the global C4ISR ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... PA (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 Butler Mobility ... of Inclined Platform Lifts . Previously the two ... offering five new beautiful earth tone colors as standard colors ... blend well in the home but will enhance the beauty ... choice for any home color scheme or individual décor. , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Just for Men Lawsuit News: TV Campaign Launched by Wright & Schulte LLC to Inform Consumers of the Alleged Association between the Popular Hair Dye and Chemical Burns 2Health News:Just for Men Lawsuit News: TV Campaign Launched by Wright & Schulte LLC to Inform Consumers of the Alleged Association between the Popular Hair Dye and Chemical Burns 3Health News:Just for Men Lawsuit News: TV Campaign Launched by Wright & Schulte LLC to Inform Consumers of the Alleged Association between the Popular Hair Dye and Chemical Burns 4Health News:Maxim Peptide Celebrates Second Anniversary Online with an Updated Website and Special Deals Section 2Health News:Cheap Quinceanera Dresses Now Available At MagicQuinceaneraDresses.com 2Health News:C4ISR Market Estimated to Reach $93.04 Billion by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:C4ISR Market Estimated to Reach $93.04 Billion by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:C4ISR Market Estimated to Reach $93.04 Billion by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Health News:Butler Mobility Products Announces Five New Standard Colors for Their Inclined Platform Lifts 2
... -- The risk of fractures after weight-loss surgery may be ... Prior research has shown that people who undergo surgery to ... for bone fractures. One study, for example, showed a 1.8-fold ... But further analysis showed the risk was actually closer to ...
... thought to accelerate tumor growth in thyroid cancer patients ... for novel cancer therapies, a Mayo Clinic study has ... Clinic researcher Honey Reddi, Ph.D., at the Endocrine Society ... widespread implications in cancer research and endocrinology . ...
... womb can program the potential for adverse health effects in ... on whether the mother or father transmits them, a new ... The Endocrine Society,s 93rd Annual Meeting in Boston. "This ... the womb to excessive levels of stress hormones, known as ...
... 2011 - Additional radiation treatment improves disease free survival ... early breast cancer who have had breast conserving surgery ... results will be presented Monday, June 6 at the ... "These results are potentially practice-changing," said Dr. ...
... -- Medical students who are physically fit are more likely ... new study. Researchers found that medical students who ... physical activity guidelines often felt strongly that being active themselves ... treating. In analyzing certain markers of physical health -- ...
... News) -- College athletes who suffer a concussion may ... concussion is a head injury that can cause headache, ... hearing, as well as difficulty following instructions. "This ... in student-athletes," study author Robert Gardner, a student ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Weight-Loss Surgery Linked to Rise in Fracture Risk 2Health News:Fighting cancer with cancer: Mayo Clinic finds promising use for thyroid cancer gene 2Health News:Fetal programming of disease risk to next generation depends on parental gender 2Health News:Breast cancer surgery patients benefit from adding radiation therapy 2Health News:Fit Doctors More Likely to Prescribe Exercise: Study 2Health News:Concussions Tied to Verbal Memory Loss in Young Athletes 2
(Date:7/11/2014)...  Kindred Hospital Houston Northwest, with Wound Care ... its new outpatient wound healing center.  The wound ... chronic, hard to heal wounds. Chronic wounds include ... lower leg wounds related to blood flow issues, ... injury wounds which are complex and demonstrate delayed ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... 2014  Veran Medical Technologies, a U.S. ... positive, cost-effective final results for the initial ... SPiNPerc endobronchial percutaneous biopsy study results support ... biopsy when a traditional bronchoscopic method is ... positive financial outcomes when more can be ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... July 10, 2014  The U.S. Department of Health ... to University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center Seidman Cancer ... model aimed at improving care for patients with complex ... project will test a unique model developed at UH ... disease, significant comorbidities, or demonstrated need for high health ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Kindred Hospital Houston Northwest, With Wound Care Specialists, Opens Outpatient Wound Healing And Hyperbaric Center 2Veran Medical Publishes Lung Cancer Patient Management Study 2University Hospitals Case Medical Center Awarded $4.7 Million Grant from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 2University Hospitals Case Medical Center Awarded $4.7 Million Grant from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 3University Hospitals Case Medical Center Awarded $4.7 Million Grant from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 4
... 11, 2011 Reportlinker.com announces that ... available in its catalogue: ... New pricing rules set to negatively ... internationally http://www.reportlinker.com/p0360217/Germany-Pharmaceutical-Market-Overview-–-New-pricing-rules-set-to-negatively-impact-drug-sales-both-domestically-and-internationally.html ...
... 11, 2011 Reportlinker.com announces that a new ... The Endoscopy Device Market Outlook ... Introduction This endoscopy device market ... global market, covering endoscopic accessories, instruments, endoscopes, and ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Reportlinker Adds Germany Pharmaceutical Market Overview - New pricing rules set to negatively impact drug sales both domestically and internationally 2Reportlinker Adds The Endoscopy Device Market Outlook to 2015 2
Bayonet Kerrison Rongeur, ceramic ejector, 9.5 length 40 Fwd, 6.5 working length 165 mm....
Hardy Micro Dissector, bayonet. Working distance 4 1/4" (120 mm). Angled up, tip width: 2 mm....
Papavero-caspar specula for trans-sphenoidal hypophysectomy....
Fahlbusch hypophysectomie instrument, spoon, bayonet-shaped, malleable....
Medicine Products: