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Table 2 Summary results by stroke type and year

From: Changes in acute hospital costs after employing clinical facilitators to improve stroke care in Victoria, Australia

  Ischaemic stroke Intracerebral haemorrhage Stroke, not specified TIA Total
2006–07 2010–11 2006–07 2010–11 2006–07 2010–11 2006–07 2010–11 2006–07 2010–11
 Episodes of care 1110 1365 273 312 456 393 785 1072 2624 3142
  Δ%   23%   14%   −14%   37%   20%
 Average LOS 10.6 7.9 7.8 6.5 6.4 5.5 2.8 2.6 7.3 5.7
  Δ%   −25%†   −17%   −13%   −9%   −22%†
Costing dataa
 Total costs (‘000 s) $8109 $9653 $1586 $1960 $2188 1678 $1605 $2198 $13,488 $15,589
  Δ%   19%   24%   −23%   43%   16%
 Average per episode cost $11,093 $9418 $9275 $8447 7245 6454 $3171 $3409 $7888 $7115
  Δ%   −19%†   −20%   −5%   4%   −10%†
  1. TIA transient ischaemic attack, Δ% percentage change from 2006 to 07 to 2010–2011. All costs are in 2010 Australian dollars. aTwo hospitals are not included since their clinical costing data were not supplied. † t-test p < 0.01, all others p > 0.1