Background and Purpose Cerebrovascular disorders are associated with a high level of morbidity and mortality and call for considerable resources.
The objective of this study was to determine from a societal perspective the medical consumption (direct costs) and productivity losses (indirect costs) caused by cerebrovascular disorders in the Netherlands.
Methods This study can be characterized as a cost-of-illness study based on prevalence data.
All data gathered refer to 1993.
Cerebrovascular disorders are defined according to the International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision (ICD-9) classification.
Data from medical registrations and national statistics have been analyzed.
For both direct and indirect costs, volume and cost components are presented.
To test the likelihood of the assumptions, a sensitivity analysis was performed.
Results The cost of cerebrovascular disorders in the Netherlands in 1993 amounted to 2.5 billion Dutch guilders, of which 1.9 billion were spent on medical consumption.
It was found that direct costs are generated mainly by the long-term care of inpatients (nursing homes and hospitals).
The productivity losses were relatively low in comparison with other diseases, probably due to the fact that most patients with cerebrovascular disorders are elderly.
Conclusions More than 3% of the Dutch annual healthcare budget is spent on patients suffering from cerebrovascular disorders. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Accident cérébrovasculaire, Analyse coût, Pays Bas, Europe, Economie santé, Homme, Système nerveux pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie, Encéphale pathologie, Cérébrovasculaire pathologie, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Vaisseau sanguin pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Stroke, Cost analysis, Netherlands, Europe, Health economy, Human, Nervous system diseases, Central nervous system disease, Cerebral disorder, Cerebrovascular disease, Cardiovascular disease, Vascular disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0411333
Code Inist : 002B17C. Création : 19/12/1997.