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Stroke Care in OECD Countries: A Comparison of Treatment, Costs and Outcomes in 17 Countries


  • Lynelle Moon
  • Pierre Moïse
  • Stéphane Jacobzone


The Ageing-Related Diseases study compares health care systems by examining treatment trends and health outcomes on a disease-by-disease basis. Most of the day-to-day decisions that determine health care system performance are made in treating specific diseases. Therefore, the ARD’s bottom-up approach to comparing health care system performance at the disease level, rather than the more common top-down approach, goes to the heart of health care system performance. This paper presents such an analysis for stroke.There is considerable variation in treatment trends for the same diseases across countries and much of this variation can be explained by differences in structural characteristics of health care systems. A diseaselevel analysis begins with an examination of these characteristics: the economic incentives, policies and regulations that affect individual providers’ decisions for treating a specific disease, defining a particular health care system’s approach. In order ... L’étude sur les maladies liées au vieillissement compare les divers systèmes de santé en examinant les tendances en matière de traitements et de résultats par type de maladie. La plupart des décisions prises quotidiennement et qui déterminent la performance des systèmes de soins de santé le sont au moment du traitement d’une maladie spécifique. Ainsi, lors de la comparaison de la performance des systèmes de soins de santé par maladie, le projet des maladies liées au vieillissement effectue une approche du bas vers le haut plutôt que l’approche plus habituelle, et va ainsi au cœur de la performance des systèmes de soins de santé. Ce document présente une telle analyse en ce qui concerne les accidents cérébrovasculaires.Les tendances dans les traitements préconisés varient considérablement d’un pays à l’autre pour les memes maladies et peuvent s’expliquer par des différences caractéristiques structurelles propre à chaque système de santé. Une analyse par type de maladie commence par ...

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  • Lynelle Moon & Pierre Moïse & Stéphane Jacobzone, 2003. "Stroke Care in OECD Countries: A Comparison of Treatment, Costs and Outcomes in 17 Countries," OECD Health Working Papers 5, OECD Publishing.
  • Handle: RePEc:oec:elsaad:5-en

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    1. Wren, Maev-Ann & Gillespie, Paddy & Smith, Samantha & Kearns, Karen & Crichton,Siobhan & Parkin, David & Hickey, Anne & Horgan, Frances & Wiley, Miriam, 2014. "Towards Earlier Discharge, Better Outcomes, Lower Cost: Stroke Rehabilitation in Ireland," Research Series, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), number BKMNEXT277.

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    • I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General
    • I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
    • I19 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Other


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