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Title
The economic costs of illness: a replication and update.
First Author
Rice, Dorothy P
Date of Pub
1985 Fall
Pages
61-80
Volume
7
Issue
1
Other Authors
Hodgson, Thomas A; Kopstein, Andrea N
Abstract
The economic burden resulting from illness, disability, and premature death is of major importance in the allocation of health care resources and in the evaluation of health research and programs. This article updates the 1963 and 1972 studies of the costs of illness. In 1980, the estimated total economic costs of illness were $455 billion: $211 billion for direct costs, $68 billion for morbidity, and $176 billion for mortality. Diseases of the circulatory system and injuries and poisonings were the most costly, with variations in the diagnostic distributions among the three types of costs and by age and sex.
Abstract Continued
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MeSH
Costs and Cost Analysis : Adolescence : Adult : Age Factors : Aged : Disease/economics : Female : Human : Male : Middle Age : Sex Factors : Socioeconomic Factors : Statistics : Support, Non-U.S. Gov't : United States
NTIS Number
PB86-156759