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Refining the measurement of the economic burden of chronic diseases in Canada.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15298484     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article presents an analysis of the economic burden of a number of chronic diseases in Canada. In the analysis, we adjusted our measure of utilization of physician and hospital services for co-existing chronic diseases, which we found to be widely prevalent and to have an impact on resource use. Using data from the 1999 National Population Health Survey, we developed resource use rankings for several chronic conditions and decomposed these measures into prevalence and per-person utilization components. Our results indicate that, for the diseases with the greatest impact, resource use measures are driven more by disease prevalence than intensity of resource use. The diseases with the highest overall degree of resource use are back pain, arthritis or rheumatism, high blood pressure and migraines for people under 60; and arthritis or rheumatism and high blood pressure for people over 60. Our methods can be used to forecast the overall relative impact of resource use due to disease prevalence and per-person resource use intensity for various conditions.
John Rapoport; Philip Jacobs; Neil R Bell; Scott Klarenbach
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chronic diseases in Canada     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0228-8699     ISO Abbreviation:  Chronic Dis Can     Publication Date:  2004  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-08-09     Completed Date:  2004-10-07     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8506870     Medline TA:  Chronic Dis Can     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  13-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Author References John Rappoport, Department of Economics, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Aged, 80 and over
Chronic Disease / economics*
Health Care Costs*
Health Services / economics*,  utilization
Health Surveys
Length of Stay / economics
Middle Aged
Referral and Consultation / economics
Sex Factors
Socioeconomic Factors

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