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Table 3 Main unit cost per resource use items in hospital care, municipal rehabilitation and aid service, average income and informal care for patients with first-ever stroke in western Sweden during 2008

From: Economic burden of stroke in a large county in Sweden

Cost item Unit SEK (€)
Pre-hospital    
  Ambulance transportation   2000 (220)
  Own transportation   1000 (110)
Inpatient care Per diem 5400 (600)
Outpatient care    
  Medical specialist Per visit 4000 (440)
  General practitioner Per visit 2000 (220)
  Speech therapist Per treatment 800–6100 (90–700)
  Other Per visit 1800 (200)
Municipal care    
Municipal home care Per diem 480 (50)
  Municipal assistant living Per diem 1600 (180)
  Average income Per month 35000 (3900)
Informal care    
  Working age Per hour 200 (20)
  Pension age Per hour 70 (8)
  1. Prices of year 2008 in SEK and (€).
  2. Based on converting currency rate 1 June 2012 (1 SEK = €0,11).
  3. Data source: see methods.