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Table 2 National average hospitalisation cost of ischaemic stroke by SOI (top-down cost)

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

National aggregate data (2011) SOI 1 SOI 2 SOI 3 SOI 4 ALL
Number of stroke admissions 785 7910 4235 1981 14,911
% 5.3% 53.0% 28.4% 13.3% 100%
Average LOS (days) 6.6 13.1 23.7 34.4 18.6
LOS cost €2452.93 €4779.79 €8472.71 €12,910.79 €6786.39
Medications €71.69 €151.05 €307.12 €903.69 €291.19
Visits, clinical biology and medical imaging €1091.64 €1510.84 €2182.44 €3238.36 €1909.03
Total cost per stroke admission €3616 €6442 €10,962 €17,053 €8987
  1. SOI: severity of illness, LOS: length of stay
  2. Source: Belgian TCT database, 2011(15)