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The cost of pneumonia after acute stroke.

Katzan IL, Dawson NV, Thomas CL, et al. The cost of pneumonia after acute stroke. Neurology. 2007;68(22). doi:10.1212/01.wnl.0000263187.08969.45.

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June 13, 2007
Katzan IL, Dawson NV, Thomas CL, et al. Neurology. 2007;68.

Neglecting measures to prevent pneumonia after stroke may be considered an error of omission and could increase costs. This study analyzed hospitalization costs for stroke patients and found that, for those who developed pneumonia, costs were almost $15,000 higher.

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Katzan IL, Dawson NV, Thomas CL, et al. The cost of pneumonia after acute stroke. Neurology. 2007;68(22). doi:10.1212/01.wnl.0000263187.08969.45.