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Reimbursement summary for angioplasty of arteries of lower extremities

This post presents an extract from our reimbursement analysis for angioplasty of arteries lower extremities using plain and drug-coated balloons (DCBs) for peripheral artery disease in England, France and Germany. Plain balloon angioplasty is reimbursement via DRG solely and DCBs are reimbursement via combination of DRG and add-on reimbursement.
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The Norwegian Directorate of Health has launched updated national guideline for treatment and rehabilitation of stroke

03 Jan 2018

Stroke is both an emergency and chronic medical condition and therefore a broad approach and comprehensive treatment pathway are required to ensure the patient’s needs at various phases of the treatment process. “National professional guideline for treatment and rehabilitation of stroke” of the Norwegian Directorate of Health were developed to ensure effective treatment at the right time in all phases of the course of treatment.

The recommendations in this guideline are based on the evidence-based approach and cover description of treatment pathway in stroke, diagnostics and treatment of stroke in acute and chronic phase, secondary prevention and rehabilitation after stroke.

The guideline provides very detailed recommendations for thorombectomy in the section 2.4 “Reperfusion therapy and antithrombotic treatment in acute cerebral infarction” (2.4.5 Trombektomi), including clinical indications and timelines, advantages and disadvantages, resource considerations (how many patients require trombectomt, etc.), management of clinical outcomes after trombectomy performance (e.g. mortality, quality of life, etc.)., requirements to the hospital.

See full details in the Norwegian here.

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