EqualStroke: Inequalities in Swedish stroke care with respect to socioeconomic status, country of birth, sex and age
The project studies how new treatment methods for stroke care are implemented within different patient groups, and how any treatment differences develop over time and affect functional ability and survival after stroke.
When a new care method is introduced, it often becomes available to certain groups in advance, and there is evidence that Swedish healthcare is socially stratified. The project studies differences in the treatment of stroke - one of our biggest public diseases. Among other things, the implementation of parts of the national guidelines for stroke care is studied, and how new treatment methods are implemented within different patient groups, defined on the basis of social group, country of birth, gender and age. The project also evaluates statistical methods for measuring inequalities in health.