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Table 1 Average hospitalisation cost of ischaemic stroke by SOI based on the retrospective dataset (bottom-up cost)

From: Hospital financing of ischaemic stroke: determinants of funding and usefulness of DRG subcategories based on severity of illness

Retrospective aggregate data (2008–2011) SOI 1 SOI 2 SOI 3 SOI 4 ALL
Number of stroke admissions 98 1292 659 447 2496
% 3.9% 51.8% 26.4% 17.9% 100%
Average LOS in days (SD) 6.06 (1.28) 10.81 (1.22) 19.74 (7.14) 35.23 (12.52) 17.34 (4.48)
LOS costa €2480 €4371 €7972 €14,352 €7032
Medications €143.58 €156.96 €361.75 €780.25 €324.22
Visitsb €138.81 €178.36 €220.51 €284.96 €210.54
Clinical biologyc €64.54 €64.54 €64.54 €64.54 €64.54
Medical imagingd €882.78 €872.49 €936.27 €1253.65 €963.01
Total cost per stroke admission €3710 €5643 €9555 €16,735 €8594
  1. SOI: severity of illness, SD: standard deviation; LOS: length of stay
  2. aClaims data, average of €406.96 per day
  3. bApproximated by reimbursement tariff: calculated as €26.00 for days 1–5; €8.33 for days 6–12 and €4.16 thereafter
  4. cSee calculations Additional file 1: Table S1
  5. dSee calculations Additional file 2: Table S2