Improved recovery rates post hospitalizations

Akershus University Hospital (Ahus).Akershus University Hospital (Ahus).Photo: Fredrik Hagen / NTB

There are small but important improvements in survival at Norwegian hospitals, according to a new report from FHI. The greatest improvement is in stroke and heart attack.

In the study, the National Institute of Public Health (NIPH) looked at the probability of survival within 30 days after hospitalization and the probability of readmission within 30 days of discharge.

In the last five years, overall survival on a national basis has increased from 95.2 per cent in 2015 to 95.6 per cent in 2019, but when someone suffers a heart attack or stroke for the first time, the chances of recovery are greater.

“Survival rate after a first heart attack is very good. On a national basis, we see improvement especially for patients who have been admitted with a stroke during the last five years, while for hip fractures we see no improvement”, says researcher Katrine Damgaard Skyrud at the National Institute of Public Health.

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