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Of those Parkinson’s patients with private insurance (including those who also had Medicare), total annual healthcare expenditures were $16,634 per patient (in 2002 dollars). This figure was 2.5 times the national average expenditures for Medicare patients without Parkinson’s. The largest drivers of these expenditures were inpatient admissions ($9,362), outpatient pharmaceuticals ($3,148), and rehabilitative nursing home care ($2,282).

Orsini L, Castelli-Haley J, Kennedy S, Huse D. Healthcare Utilization and Expenditures Among Privately Insured Patients with Parkinson’s Disease in the U.S. Mov Disord. 2004; 19: 145-6

Reference

Title
Healthcare Utilization and Expenditures Among Privately Insured Patients with Parkinson’s Disease in the U.S.
Publication
Mov Disord
Publication Date
2004
Authors
Orsini L, Castelli-Haley J, Kennedy S, Huse D
Pages
145-6

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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