Thrombectomy has a small effect on hospital costs except for the direct intervention cost. However, thrombectomy is highly likely to lead to substantial cost savings in the social service sector.

My name is Carmen Lahiff-Jenkins and I’m the Managing Editor of the International Journal of Stroke and I spoke to Katarina Steen Carlsson, PhD in Economics, from the Department of Clinical Sciences, Malmö, Health Economics, Lund University, Sweden who with a team of researchers from Lund investigated the long-term cost-effectiveness of thrombectomy after thrombolysis versus thrombolysis alone using real-world outcome data on need for health care, home help and nursing home care.

This research has been published online in the International Journal of Stroke in the article Long-term cost-effectiveness of thrombectomy for acute ischaemic stroke in real life: An analysis based on data from the Swedish Stroke Register (Riksstroke)

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