We determined the economic costs to individuals in 1993 for the evaluation and treatment of upper urinary tract calculi.
Hospital discharge statistics, prevalence data for urolithiasis and the relative frequency of surgical treatments from Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services claims data were assessed.
The total charges for evaluation, hospitalization and treatment were estimated to be $1.23 billion per year.
Professional charges for those who were hospitalized were estimated to be $183 million.
Outpatient evaluation of urolithiasis was expected to cost $278 million.
Indirect costs for lost wages were estimated to be $139 million.
The total annual cost for urolithiasis in the United States is estimated to be $1.83 billion.
Mots-clés Pascal : Lithiase, Uretère, Coût social, Traitement, Etude économique, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Appareil urinaire pathologie, Voie urinaire pathologie, Uretère pathologie, Calcul urinaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Lithiasis, Ureter, Social cost, Treatment, Economic study, Human, United States, North America, America, Urinary system disease, Urinary tract disease, Ureteral disease, Urinary stone
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Cote : 96-0023951
Code Inist : 002B30A04B. Création : 01/03/1996.