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The economic cost of brain disorders in Europe

Olesen, J. and Gustavsson, A. and Svensson, M. and Wittchen, H. U. and Jönsson, B. and European Brain Council, and Jordanova, A. and Musayev, A. and Gustavsson, A. and Gabilondo, A. and Maercker, A. and Melin, B. and Jönsson, B. and Walder, B. and Gannon, B. and Schlehofer, B. and Faravelli, C. and Allgulander, C. and Ljungcrantz, C. and Jacobi, C. and Muresanu, D. F. and Hilton Jones, D. and Ehler, E. and Beghi, E. and Norwood, F. and Aguilera, F. and Jacobi, F. and Kobelt, G. and Meinlschmidt, G. and Steinhausen, H. -C. and Wittchen, H. U. and Verschuuren, J. and Vallat, J. M. and Glaus, J. and Reese, J. P. and Olesen, J. and van Os, J. and Bentzen, J. and Alonso, J. and Garcia-Ibanez, J. and Dams, J. and Rehm, J. and Lauer, K. and von Wild, K. and Karampampa, K. and Stovner, L. J. and Vécsei, L. and Fratiglioni, L. and van den Berg, L. H. and Jönsson, L. and Salvador-Carulla, L. and Perrin, M. and Milenkova, M. and Knapp, M. and Preisig, M. and Moscarelli, M. and Ekman, M. and Linde, M. and Pugliatti, M. and Svensson, M. and Rogers, M. M. and Tenovuo, O. and Van den Bergh, P. and Azouvi, P. and Vos, P. and Jennum, P. and Martinez-Leal, R. and Dodel, R. and Simon, R. and Lieb, R. and Drabsch, S. and Otero, S. and Kurth, T. and Xu, W. and Winter, Y.. (2012) The economic cost of brain disorders in Europe. European journal of neurology, 19 (1). pp. 155-162.

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Abstract

In 2005, we presented for the first time overall estimates of annual costs for brain disorders (mental and neurologic disorders) in Europe. This new report presents updated, more accurate, and comprehensive 2010 estimates for 30 European countries.; One-year prevalence and annual cost per person of 19 major groups of disorders are based on 'best estimates' derived from systematic literature reviews by panels of experts in epidemiology and health economics. Our cost estimation model was populated with national statistics from Eurostat to adjust to 2010 values, converting all local currencies to Euros (Euro), imputing cost for countries where no data were available, and aggregating country estimates to purchasing power parity-adjusted estimates of the total cost of brain disorders in Europe in 2010.; Total European 2010 cost of brain disorders was Euro798 billion, of which direct health care cost 37%, direct non-medical cost 23%, and indirect cost 40%. Average cost per inhabitant was Euro5.550. The European average cost per person with a disorder of the brain ranged between Euro285 for headache and Euro30 000 for neuromuscular disorders. Total annual cost per disorder (in billion Euro 2010) was as follows: addiction 65.7; anxiety disorders 74.4; brain tumor 5.2; child/adolescent disorders 21.3; dementia 105.2; eating disorders 0.8; epilepsy 13.8; headache 43.5; mental retardation 43.3; mood disorders 113.4; multiple sclerosis 14.6; neuromuscular disorders 7.7; Parkinson's disease 13.9; personality disorders 27.3; psychotic disorders 93.9; sleep disorders 35.4; somatoform disorder 21.2; stroke 64.1; and traumatic brain injury 33.0.; Our cost model revealed that brain disorders overall are much more costly than previously estimated constituting a major health economic challenge for Europe. Our estimate should be regarded as conservative because many disorders or cost items could not be included because of lack of data.
Faculties and Departments:07 Faculty of Psychology > Departement Psychologie > Forschungsbereich Klinische Psychologie und Neurowissenschaften > Klinische Psychologie und Epidemiologie (Lieb)
UniBasel Contributors:Meinlschmidt, Gunther and Lieb, Roselind and Steinhausen, Hans-Christoph
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Wiley
ISSN:1351-5101
e-ISSN:1468-1331
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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