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Quality Product Research: Trauma – the addition of Cerebral Aneurysm

According to the NZ Medical Journal (2013), Intracranial aneurysms are present in 2-6% of our population. Small unruptured and mostly asymptomatic aneurysms are relatively commonly found on brain imaging studies performed for other reasons and early intervention is crucial.

Insurers have responded to customer feedback by incorporating either partial or full benefits into their Trauma product suite, so we are now looking to add Cerebral Aneurysm as a separate item in our database to reflect this.

The definitions offered by most providers are essentially the same. AIA does specify the type of evidence required but in practice, the specified evidence is what all providers would effectively require when assessing the claim. Furthermore, Asteron’s definition differs but is the only provider with a full benefit payment. This would be reflected in the amount score.

Before we publish a draft rating, we would be interested in getting your feedback on how these wordings are being applied to claims you may be aware of. Most importantly, we need to determine what the incidence rates are for Cerebral Aneurysm.   

If you're interested in being involved in this rating, have had a client with a claim, or are an expert in this field please email us on researcher@qpresearch.co.nz  

We look forward to your assistance and input with this rating exercise and thank you in advance for your participation and time.

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