Looking at costs

As devastating and damaging as it may be for people to suffer from a stroke, it is not always the physical effects from such a malady that end up doing the most damage. What cannot be forgotten in this scenario is that the cost of trying to recover or at least maintain a comfortable level of living for the stroke victim can be prohibitive? What is interesting however is that the cost for each victim is not similar all throughout, and it’s not just because of the severity itself? Oftentimes, the biggest factor in determining what may be the cost for a stroke victim is dependent on the kind of stroke more than anything else.

What costs more

Intracerebral hemorrhage, or the kind of stroke which includes bleeding within the region of the brain, is the kind of stroke wherein the cost of maintaining the overall level of comfort and health over a decade costs significantly more with each passing year. Studies done with regards to this subject have shown that the increase in cost from one year to the next for victims of this particular kind of stroke could escalate all the way up to 31%. The jump is an annual one, so this means that the 31% increase could theoretically remain in place all throughout a ten year period. The results of this study clearly show the wholly damaging nature of this specific kind of stroke and how it can eventually lead to a variety of more issues down the road if it is not avoided in the first place.

What costs less

Ischemic stroke, which comes as a result of a blood vessel impeding the passage of blood to the brain, is the kind of stroke wherein the cost of maintaining the overall level of comfort and health over a decade costs about the same over the passage of a decade. Studies that have been conducted to illuminate the costs for stroke patients have revealed that for those who have suffered an ischemic stroke, the cost will likely remain stable over a ten year period. Though the annual cost may not remain the same right down to the last dollar, the range is small enough that the difference in value can be negligible.

Factors for cost differences

There are numerous factors that determine why one kind of stroke is more financially damaging than the other, and one of those things may involve aging. Intracerebral hemorrhaging requires closer attention being paid to the patients, and that may be leading to the costs skyrocketing as they get older. Another possible reason for the cost differential may be the medicine needed for maintenance of the patients. Factors such as the cost of rehabilitation and informal care may also contribute to the higher dollar amount.