The cost of rheumatoid arthritis

McIntosh, E. (1996) The cost of rheumatoid arthritis. British Journal of Rheumatology, 35 (8). pp. 781-790. ISSN 0263-7103. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/35.8.781

Abstract

This paper uses the Cost of Illness (COI) framework to estimate the cost of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) to society in the year 1992/93. By doing so, a clear insight is given into the many cost elements of RA treatment and monitoring. This paper estimates point prevalence rates of 2.06 and 6.94/1000 persons at risk for men and women, respectively, showing that prevalence is three times higher amongst women than men. Further to this, prevalence increases with age in both sexes, resulting in very high prevalence rates for RA amongst the elderly. The total economic impact of RA in England was estimated to be pound 1.256 billion in 1992, of which 52% was a result of production loss caused by RA disability.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: rheumatoid arthritis; cost of illness; direct costs; indirect costs; economic impact
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Depositing User: F.D. Zabet
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2009 16:15
Last Modified: 21 May 2011 23:48
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/18678 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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