Programa “Via verde do AVC”: análise do impacto sobre a mortalidade do AVC

Translated title of the contribution: Program “Via verde do AVC”: analysis of the impact on stroke mortality

Sara Silva, Miguel Gouveia*

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Abstract

The program 'Via verde do AVC' has been implemented in Portugal since 2005, with the objective of reducing mortality by stroke. Mortality rates from stroke have been decreasing, but no studies have been done measuring the link between this trend and 'Via verde do AVC'. This study aims to assess whether the program has achieved significant health gains. We rely on two data sources: individual level hospital data on ischemic stroke admissions and regional level stroke mortality rates. For both types of data we find no evidence that 'Via verde do AVC' had a statistically significant impact on ischemic stroke mortality.
Translated title of the contributionProgram “Via verde do AVC”: analysis of the impact on stroke mortality
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)172-179
Number of pages8
JournalRevista Portuguesa de Saude Publica
Volume30
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012

Keywords

  • DRG
  • Effectiveness
  • Health gains
  • Intervention
  • Mortality rates
  • Stroke

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