Time-dependent impact of diabetes on mortality in patients after stroke: Survival in a population-based 5-year cohort in Germany

Andrea Icks, Heiner Claessen, Stephan Morbach, Gerd Glaeske & Falk Hoffmann
Background: To estimate the impact of diabetes on mortality in patients after first stroke event. Materials and methods: Using claims data of a nationwide statutory health insurance fund (Gmünder ErsatzKasse, GEK), we assessed all deaths in a cohort of all 5,757 patients with a first stroke [for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]