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Cost of living with Parkinson's disease over 12 months in Australia: a prospective cohort study

Bohingamu Mudiyanselage, Shalika, Watts, Jennifer J., Abimanyi-Ochom, Julie, Lane, Lisa, Murphy, Anna T., Morris, Meg E. and Iansek, Robert 2017, Cost of living with Parkinson's disease over 12 months in Australia: a prospective cohort study, Parkinson's disease, vol. 2017, pp. 1-13, doi: 10.1155/2017/5932675.

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Title Cost of living with Parkinson's disease over 12 months in Australia: a prospective cohort study
Author(s) Bohingamu Mudiyanselage, ShalikaORCID iD for Bohingamu Mudiyanselage, Shalika orcid.org/0000-0003-1090-4401
Watts, Jennifer J.ORCID iD for Watts, Jennifer J. orcid.org/0000-0001-8095-8638
Abimanyi-Ochom, JulieORCID iD for Abimanyi-Ochom, Julie orcid.org/0000-0002-4760-6304
Lane, Lisa
Murphy, Anna T.
Morris, Meg E.
Iansek, Robert
Journal name Parkinson's disease
Volume number 2017
Article ID 5932675
Start page 1
End page 13
Total pages 13
Publisher Hindawi
Place of publication New York, N.Y.
Publication date 2017
ISSN 2090-8083
2042-0080
Summary Background. Parkinson disease (PD) is a costly chronic condition in terms of managing both motor and nonmotor symptoms. The burden of disease is high for individuals, caregivers, and the health system. The aim of this study is to estimate the annual cost of PD from the household, health system, and societal perspectives.

Methods.
A prospective cohort study of newly referred people with PD to a specialist PD clinic in Melbourne, Australia. Participants completed baseline and monthly health resource use questionnaires and Medicare data were collected over 12 months. Results. 87 patients completed the 12-month follow-up assessments. The mean annual cost per person to the health care system was $32,556 AUD. The burden to society was an additional $45,000 per annum per person with PD. The largest component of health system costs were for hospitalisation (69% of total costs). The costs for people with moderate to severe disease were almost 4 times those with mild PD ($63,569 versus $17,537 p < 0.001 ).

Conclusion. PD is associated with significant costs to individuals and to society. Costs escalated with disease severity suggesting that the burden to society is likely to grow with the increasing disease prevalence that is associated with population ageing.
Language eng
DOI 10.1155/2017/5932675
Field of Research 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2017, The Authors
Free to Read? Yes
Use Rights Creative Commons Attribution licence
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30092417

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