TABLE 46Resource use for stroke care in the first 3 months

Post-stroke stateHDU (days)Hospital (days)Ventilator support (days)Exchange transfusion (no. at admission)MRI scan (no. at admission)Rehabilitation post stroke (months)Carer staffing during first 3 months excluding hospitalisation
Mild1.00701110
Moderate5.00701120
Severe7.0010.53.511210 weeks of care based on PSSRU95
Assumptions10.5 is average of 7–14 days (clinical opinion)3.5 average of 2–5 days (clinical opinion)For the first month a patient is either at a hospital or too weak for physiotherapy

From: Appendix 4, Data used in the cost-effectiveness analysis

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The Clinical Effectiveness and Cost-Effectiveness of Primary Stroke Prevention in Children with Sickle Cell Disease: A Systematic Review and Economic Evaluation.
Health Technology Assessment, No. 16.43.
Cherry MG, Greenhalgh J, Osipenko L, et al.
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