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Dementia is correlated with a significantly higher out-of-pocket expenditure for medical care compared with those who have normal cognitive function. In 1995, the annual out-of-pocket expenditure was $1,350 for Americans without dementia, $2,150 for those with mild/moderate dementia, and $3,010 for those with severe dementia.

Langa, Kenneth, Eric Larson, David Weir, Robert Willis, A.Mark Fendrick, Rodrick Wallace, Norman Foster, M.U. Kabeto, and A.R. Herzog. Out-of-Pocket Health Care Expenditures Among Older Americans With Dementia. Alzheimer Disease & Associated Disorders. 2004; 18(2): 90-98. http://www.psc.isr.umich.edu/pubs/abs.html?ID=2502

Reference

Title
Out-of-Pocket Health Care Expenditures Among Older Americans With Dementia
Publication
Alzheimer Disease & Associated Disorders
Publication Date
2004
Authors
Langa, Kenneth, Eric Larson, David Weir, Robert Willis, A.Mark Fendrick, Rodrick Wallace, Norman Foster, M.U. Kabeto, and A.R. Herzog
Volume & Issue
Volume 18, Issue 2
Pages
90-98
URL
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  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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