Stroke care is time sensitive. Early identification and appropriate management in the initial hours after the event are associated with lower morbidity and mortality as well as a reduction in healthcare costs. The annual economic costs of stroke in the EU is of approximately €38 billion/year (50% direct health costs, 22% productivity loss, 29% informal care of people with stroke).1
€38bn per year
direct health costs
Led by Elisabeth-TweeSteden Ziekenhuis, this pilot aims to improve outcomes and thereby reduce the overall cost of stroke by using big data to identify and remove bottlenecks in time-critical, hyper-acute stages of the workflow.
1 Source: Nichols M, Townsend N, Luengo-Fernandez R, Leal J, Gray A, Scarborough P, Rayner M. European Cardiovascular Disease Statistics 2012. European Heart Network, Brussels, European Society of Cardiology, Sophia. Antipolis. 2012.