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The socioeconomic burden of coronary heart disease in Korea.
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PMID:  23091654     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to estimate the annual socioeconomic burden of coronary heart disease (CHD) in Korea in 2005, using the National Health Insurance (NHI) claims data.
METHODS: A prevalence-based, top-down, cost-of-treatment method was used to assess the direct and indirect costs of CHD (International Classification of Diseases, 10th revision codes of I20-I25), angina pectoris (I20), and myocardial infarction (MI, I21-I23) from a societal perspective.
RESULTS: Estimated national spending on CHD in 2005 was $2.52 billion. The majority of the spending was attributable to medical costs (53.3%), followed by productivity loss due to morbidity and premature death (33.6%), transportation (8.1%), and informal caregiver costs (4.9%). While medical cost was the predominant cost attribute in treating angina (74.3% of the total cost), premature death was the largest cost attribute for patients with MI (66.9%). Annual per-capita cost of treating MI, excluding premature death cost, was $3183, which is about 2 times higher than the cost for angina ($1556).
CONCLUSIONS: The total insurance-covered medical cost ($1.13 billion) of CHD accounted for approximately 6.02% of the total annual NHI expenditure. These findings suggest that the current burden of CHD on society is tremendous and that more effective prevention strategies are required in Korea.
Authors:
Hoo-Sun Chang; Han-Joong Kim; Chung-Mo Nam; Seung-Ji Lim; Young-Hwa Jang; Sera Kim; Hye-Young Kang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-09-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of preventive medicine and public health = Yebang Ŭihakhoe chi     Volume:  45     ISSN:  2233-4521     ISO Abbreviation:  J Prev Med Public Health     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101242972     Medline TA:  J Prev Med Public Health     Country:  Korea (South)    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  291-300     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Preventive Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. ; Institute of Health Services Research, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
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