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Article: Cost of epilepsy in Hong Kong: Experience from a regional hospital

TitleCost of epilepsy in Hong Kong: Experience from a regional hospital
Authors
Issue Date1999
PublisherElsevier Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/seizure
Citation
Seizure, 1999, v. 8 n. 8, p. 456-464 How to Cite?
AbstractTo study the economic implications of epilepsy in Hong Kong, a cost-of-illness study was performed on a retrospective cohort of medically treated patients from a regional hospital. A societal perspective was examined. Utilization data from 1992 to 1996 were reviewed to obtain the direct costs. Lost productivity was used as a proxy for estimating the indirect costs. Future cost projected over 10 years was derived by incorporating model parameters. Of 745 records reviewed, total direct costs added up to USD 0.98 million and indirect costs to USD 1.32 million. Regarding the overall direct costs, hospitalization was the most consumptive item among patients with a shorter history of epilepsy and those with suboptimal seizure control. The mean total cost per patient increased steadily from 1992 to 1996 except for those with long-standing remission, and was highest in patients with medically refractory epilepsy in terms of both the actual value and rate of increment. Parameters with the most leverage on future cost would be unemployment rate and annual discount rate. The overall economy of the society would exert a major effect on the future cost of epilepsy, in particular, for patients with poorly controlled disease.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/77310
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.109
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.792
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dc.contributor.authorMak, Wen_HK
dc.contributor.authorFong, JKYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorCheung, RTFen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHo, SLen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T07:30:31Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T07:30:31Z-
dc.date.issued1999en_HK
dc.identifier.citationSeizure, 1999, v. 8 n. 8, p. 456-464en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1059-1311en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/77310-
dc.description.abstractTo study the economic implications of epilepsy in Hong Kong, a cost-of-illness study was performed on a retrospective cohort of medically treated patients from a regional hospital. A societal perspective was examined. Utilization data from 1992 to 1996 were reviewed to obtain the direct costs. Lost productivity was used as a proxy for estimating the indirect costs. Future cost projected over 10 years was derived by incorporating model parameters. Of 745 records reviewed, total direct costs added up to USD 0.98 million and indirect costs to USD 1.32 million. Regarding the overall direct costs, hospitalization was the most consumptive item among patients with a shorter history of epilepsy and those with suboptimal seizure control. The mean total cost per patient increased steadily from 1992 to 1996 except for those with long-standing remission, and was highest in patients with medically refractory epilepsy in terms of both the actual value and rate of increment. Parameters with the most leverage on future cost would be unemployment rate and annual discount rate. The overall economy of the society would exert a major effect on the future cost of epilepsy, in particular, for patients with poorly controlled disease.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherElsevier Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/seizureen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofSeizureen_HK
dc.subject.meshAmbulatory Care - economicsen_HK
dc.subject.meshEpilepsy - economics - rehabilitationen_HK
dc.subject.meshHealth Care Costs - statistics & numerical data - trendsen_HK
dc.subject.meshHealth Services - standards - supply & distributionen_HK
dc.subject.meshHong Kongen_HK
dc.subject.meshHospitalization - economicsen_HK
dc.subject.meshHospitals, Public - economicsen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.subject.meshRemission, Spontaneousen_HK
dc.subject.meshRetrospective Studiesen_HK
dc.subject.meshSensitivity and Specificityen_HK
dc.titleCost of epilepsy in Hong Kong: Experience from a regional hospitalen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailCheung, RTF:rtcheung@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1053/seiz.1999.0343en_HK
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