English, Article edition: The Cost of Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease, Dyspepsia and Peptic Ulcer Disease in Sweden Lars Agreus; Lars Borgquist

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  • The Cost of Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease, Dyspepsia and Peptic Ulcer Disease in Sweden
Author
  • Lars Agreus
  • Lars Borgquist
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  • Background and objective: Dyspepsia, peptic ulcer disease (PUD) and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) involve a substantial cost to Swedish society. There is a lack of up-to-date nationwide cost estimates after 1985. This study was conducted to present a comprehensive and updated cost analysis and study the change over time of the national cost of these disorders. Design and setting: Primarily, data from National Swedish databases and secondly, data from databases from the County of Uppsala for 1997 were used for the calculations and estimations. Perspective: Swedish societal perspective. Results: The total cost to Swedish society of dyspepsia, PUD and GORD in 1997 was $US424 million, or $US63 per adult. Direct costs totalled $US258 million (61%) while indirect costs totalled $US166 million (39%). The highest proportions of costs were due to drugs and sick leave, these being 37 and 34%, respectively. Conclusions: The cost of dyspepsia and GORD is substantial for patients, health providers and society. Since 1985, drug costs have increased substantially while the cost of sick leave has decreased.
  • Cost of illness, Dyspepsia, Gastro oesophageal reflux, Peptic ulcer, Pharmacoeconomics
  • RePEc:wkh:phecon:v:20:y:2002:i:5:p:347-355
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