The economic impact of stroke in Australia – Deloitte Access Economics report for the National Stroke Foundation – 17 March 2013

Posted on March 19, 2013. Filed under: Health Economics, Neurology | Tags: , , |

The economic impact of stroke in Australia – Deloitte Access Economics report for the National Stroke Foundation – 17 March 2013

“The bleak future of stroke revealed: over 700,000 survivors and counting.

The number of stroke survivors in Australia will grow to over 700,000 within 20 years, representing a true “social and economic catastrophe” unless Government commit to finally funding the nation’s second biggest killer and a leading cause of disability, according to the National Stroke Foundation.

Launching a new report in Melbourne today, Stroke Foundation chief executive Erin Lalor said despite the fact that stroke had been a National Health Priority Area since 1996 it had been systematically neglected by successive governments since that time.

“This report has shown us the high price Australia will pay for that neglect,” Dr Lalor said.

The Deloitte Access Economics Report, “The economic impact of stroke in Australia”, was commissioned by the National Stroke Foundation in 2012 and provides the first updated figures on the incidence, prevalence and cost of stroke in almost a decade.”

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National Stroke Audit Rehabilitation Services Report 2012 – National Stroke Foundation – 3 November 2012

Posted on November 6, 2012. Filed under: Neurology | Tags: , |

National Stroke Audit Rehabilitation Services Report 2012 – National Stroke Foundation – 3 November 2012

Media release:  Many stroke rehabilitation services “remain substandard”: Report

“Some critical stroke rehabilitation services are either unavailable or “substandard” for many patients because of inadequate staffing, education and resources in our hospitals, according to a new report that examines inpatient stroke rehabilitation services in Australia.

The findings are released just days after the nation’s first stroke summit, where 70 survivors and carers from across Australia went to Parliament House in Canberra to demand better stroke awareness, funding, resources, care and support in Australia. The stroke summit, held at Parliament House in Canberra over two days this week (30-31 October), endorsed a Call to Action for stroke and outlined eight areas that urgently need improvement. They include better preparation to prevent stroke, better treatment for those who have had a stroke and better support so people can recover from their stroke.

The National Stroke Audit Rehabilitation Services Report 2012, released today, is a survey of 111 hospitals and 2821 stroke patients and represents more than 40 per cent of all Australian stroke patients admitted for inpatient rehabilitation in the 12-month period from 1 January 2011 to 31 December 2011.

Conducted by the National Stroke Foundation, the audit has made recommendations for better psychological services, discharge planning, rehabilitation coordination and family involvement in stroke recovery to be available to every stroke patient.”

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Emergency department stroke and transient ischaemic attack care bundle – NHMRC – 9 December 2009

Posted on December 10, 2009. Filed under: Emergency Medicine, Neurology | Tags: , , , |

Emergency department stroke and transient ischaemic attack care bundle – NHMRC – 9 December 2009

“Improving the management of acute stroke and transient ischaemic attack (TIA) in the emergency department (ED) was identified as a priority by the NICS emergency care community of practice (EC CoP).

In response, NICS initiated a project to develop a set of evidence-based resources to improve the implementation of guideline recommendations for acute stroke and TIA management in the ED.”  … continues on the website

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