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Table 4 average total costs per patient; by disability at hospital admission and by mortality status after 6 months (in € of 1999; n = 595)

From: Costs of stroke and stroke services: Determinants of patient costs and a comparison of costs of regular care and care organised in stroke services

Died within 6 months? Disabilitya Average
   Independent (n = 31) Mild (n = 81) Moderate (n = 98) Severe (n = 126) Very severe (n = 259)  
Yes Total costs 4,510 5,630 10,020 10,240 7,500 7,870
  - institutional 3,720 4,300 9,200 9,310 7,440 7,630
  - non institutional 790 1,330 820 920 60 240
No Total costs 6,610 6,860 13,170 23,810 30,610 19,160
  - institutional 4,350 3,810 9,290 20,840 28,860 16,380
  - non institutional 2,260 3,050 3,880 2,960 1,750 2,780
Total Total costs 6,470 6,800 12,950 21,440 18,210 15,860
  - institutional 4,310 3,830 9,290 18,830 17,360 13,820
  - non institutional 2,160 2,970 3,660 2,610 840 2,040
  1. a Based on Barthel Index. Categorisation: BI of 20 independent; BI of 15–19 mild; BI of 10–14 moderate; BI of 5–9 severe; BI of 0–4 very severe