An Economist’s Insights on Cost and Access; World Stroke Day Oct.29. (new web coming soon)

Those wondering about our costs and access might find this article on some research findings of interest. http://theincidentaleconomist.com/wordpress/why-the-u-s-still-trails-many-wealthy-nations-in-access-to-care/

The findings may surprise you!

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Saturday is national stroke day:    Having had a major stroke, I urge you to please pay attention to the warning signs, know your family history, and support the very necessary continuing care so necessary for stroke patients and their families. I would have been lost without it. Strokes are the 5th leading cause of death in the US and a major cause of disability.  I am lucky to have lived and not be disabled.

Stroke Facts:

http://www.strokeawareness.com/strokecall911/know-the-signs-of-a-stroke/

http://www.stroke.org/understand-stroke/preventing-stroke

http://www.cdc.gov/stroke/facts.htm

I survived and thrive for four reasons–type of stroke, incredible and  excellent doctors and medical care, good insurance (Medicare) that covered both hospital and post-hospitalization rehabilitation care and incredible friends.  There is a whole continuum of care stroke survivors and their families need for robust post stroke recovery. Rehabilitation and supportive care are key parts of  recovery for both survivors and their families.

I didn’t even consider a stroke could happen to me.  Please pay attention for yourself , family and friends.

Kathleen

About Kathleen

Kathleen O’Connor: 30+ year health care consumer advocate, non-profit executive and author. For more information about Kathleen, please see "About" on the main content bar above.
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