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[Diabetic eye disease. Occurrence of diabetic eye disease and the resource consumption in early tracing and treatment of diabetics in Denmark with threatened sight]

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Source
Ugeskr Laeger. 1984 Feb 13;146(7):533-8
Publication Type
Article
Date
Feb-13-1984

The economic impact of ophthalmic services for persons with diabetes in the Canadian Province of Nova Scotia: 1993-1996.

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Ophthalmic Epidemiol. 2001 Feb;8(1):13-25
Publication Type
Article
Date
Feb-2001
Author
A F Smith
Author Affiliation
Medical Economics & Epidemiology Unit, Wills Eye Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107-5598, USA. afsmithweh@aol.com
Source
Ophthalmic Epidemiol. 2001 Feb;8(1):13-25
Date
Feb-2001
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adolescent
Blindness - epidemiology - etiology - rehabilitation
Cost of Illness
Costs and Cost Analysis
Diabetic Retinopathy - economics - epidemiology - therapy
Female
Health Care Costs - trends
Humans
Incidence
Male
Nova Scotia - epidemiology
Ophthalmology - economics - methods
Retrospective Studies
Abstract
If undetected and untreated, diabetic retinopathy can lead to severe vision loss and irreversible blindness, imposing both clinical and economic costs to patients and society. The purpose of this study, therefore, was to determine both the direct and indirect costs of providing ophthalmic, social and rehabilitative services for persons with diabetic eye disease.
Persons with diabetes and seen by ophthalmologists in the Canadian Province of Nova Scotia were ascertained from provincial health records for the years 1993-1996, inclusive. In addition, utilization data from community and blindness rehabilitation agencies located throughout the Province of Nova Scotia for the same time period were also obtained and analyzed. A cost-of-illness analysis of ophthalmic and additional services for persons with diabetes was then performed using the available data sources.
The total cost of direct and indirect ophthalmic, disability and rehabilitative care for persons with diabetes mellitus in Nova Scotia over the study period, 1993-1996, was estimated to be CDN $10,521,816.58. Direct costs amounted to CDN $1,416,355.05 (13.46%), indirect costs due to lost productivity reached CDN $5,072,831.85 (48.22%), rehabilitation services cost CDN $251,204.08 (2.38%), disability payments amounted to CDN $979,992.00 (9.32%), while lost wages due to disability payments measured a further CDN $2,801,433.60 (26.62% of total costs).
Over the period reviewed, ophthalmic costs rose by a factor 3.2 greater than that observed for goods and services captured by the Canadian Consumer Price Index. Further analyses over a longer follow-up period are required to definitively establish whether or not there is a long-term upward trend in ophthalmic costs.
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