Having a stroke? Where you are makes a huge difference in your treatment, U-M study shows
Major regional variation in use of clotbuster drug tPA reveals opportunities to improve care & prevent disability
University of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation
Stroke Ready: Partnering to Increase Acute Stroke Treatment Rates in Flint, Michigan
Each year, about 800,000 people in the United States have a stroke. Disability is the greatest challenge facing survivors and their families. About two thirds of stroke survivors are left with a disability.
National Institute on Minority Health and Disparities Blog
Caregivers of black stroke survivors spend more time; but report more positive outlook
Black stroke survivors were more likely to have a caregiver and received more hours of help per week. Despite providing more hours of care, caregivers of black stroke survivors reported a positive perception of caregiving.
American Heart Association
Stroke Survivor Care Costs Medicare Beneficiaries $40 Billion Annually
The cost of caregiving for an elderly stroke survivor is estimated at $11,300 annually, according to a study presented at the 2016 International Stroke Conference, held from Feb. 17 to 19 in Los Angeles.
U.S. headache sufferers get $1 billion worth of brain scans each year, U-M study finds
Though guidelines discourage MRI & CT use for routine headache & migraine, 12% of visits to a doctor for headaches result in a scan