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The economic impact of mental healthcare consumption before and after stroke in a cohort of stroke patients in the Netherlands: a record linkage study

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Title
The economic impact of mental healthcare consumption before and after stroke in a cohort of stroke patients in the Netherlands: a record linkage study
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BMC Health Services Research, December 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12913-016-1915-3
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M. van Eeden, G. A. P. G. van Mastrigt, S. M. A. A. Evers, E. P. M. van Raak, G. A. M. Driessen, C. M. van Heugten

Abstract

Post-stroke healthcare consumption is strongly associated with a mental health diagnosis. This study aimed to identify stroke patients who utilised mental healthcare facilities, explored their mental healthcare consumption pre-stroke and post-stroke, and examined possible predictors of costs incurred by mental healthcare consumption post-stroke. Three databases were integrated, namely the Maastricht University Medical Centre (MUMC) Medical Administration, the Stroke Registry from the Department of Neurology at MUMC, and the Psychiatric Case Registry South-Limburg. Patients from the MUMC who suffered their first-ever stroke between January 1 2000 and December 31 2004 were included and their records were analysed for mental healthcare consumption from 5 years preceding to 5 years following their stroke (1995-2009). Regression analysis was conducted to identify possible predictors of mental healthcare consumption costs. A total of 1385 patients were included and 357 (25.8%) received services from a mental healthcare facility during the 10-year reference period around their stroke. The costs of mental healthcare usage increased over time and peaked 1 year post-stroke (€7057; 22% of total mental healthcare costs). The number of hospitalisation days and mental healthcare consumption pre-stroke were significant predictors of mental healthcare costs. Explained variances of these models (costs during the 5 years post-stroke: R (2) = 15.5%, costs across a 10 year reference period: R (2) = 4.6%,) were low. Stroke patients have a significant level of mental healthcare comorbidity leading to relatively high mental healthcare costs. There is a relationship between stroke and mental healthcare consumption costs, but results concerning the underlying factors responsible for these costs are inconclusive.

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Country Count As %
Malaysia 1 4%
Unknown 27 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 8 29%
Student > Master 4 14%
Student > Bachelor 4 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 11%
Unspecified 2 7%
Other 2 7%
Unknown 5 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 7 25%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 7%
Unspecified 2 7%
Neuroscience 2 7%
Other 5 18%
Unknown 7 25%

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