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  1. Economic consequences of multiple sclerosis for Canadians.

    Article - En anglais

    Objectives

    To estimate the total costs of multiple sclerosis (MS) for all Canadians in 1994.

    Methods

    Prevalence-based study estimating disease-related societal costs for Canadians with MS in 1994.

    The human capital approach was used to estimate the value of lost productivity due to illness.

    Two components were revealed : first, direct costs, in terms of expenditures on hospital care, other institutions, physician services, other health professionals, drugs, and other expenditures ; and second, indirect costs, in terms of lost productivity due to premature mortality and disability.

    Results

    The total costs of MS for Canadians were $502.3 million in 1994, with direct and indirect cost components at $188.6 million and $313.7 million, respectively.

    Conclusions

    This study highlights the scope and magnitude of the economic consequences of MS for Canadians.

    The costs calculated may be used to provide guidance in the setting of national priorities for research and prevention activities.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Sclérose en plaque, Analyse coût, Canada, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Economie santé, Homme, Système nerveux pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie, Maladie inflammatoire

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Multiple sclerosis, Cost analysis, Canada, North America, America, Health economy, Human, Nervous system diseases, Central nervous system disease, Inflammatory disease

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0306118

    Code Inist : 002B17F. Création : 15/07/1997.