Coll Antropol 2009 Jun;33(2):503-8
Department of Paediatric, University Hospital Rijeka, Rijeka, Croatia.
Epilepsia 2001 May;42(5):641-6
DUNPI Università di Pisa-IRCCS Fondazione Stella Maris, Pisa, Italy.
Purpose: To determine the direct costs of epilepsy in a child neurology referral population, stratified by disease, duration, and severity, comparing three different health care settings [i.e., teaching or clinical research (CR) hospitals, general hospitals, and outpatient services]. Read More
Epilepsy Res 2002 Feb;48(3):207-16
Centro per l'Epilessia e Clinica Neurologica, Ospedale "San Gerardo", Monza, Italy.
Purpose: [corrected] Epilepsy poses a considerable economic burden on society. However, information is insufficient on the comparative costs of different disease varieties. The purpose of this study was to compare the direct costs of epilepsy in referral patients with disease of different severity and duration. Read More
Gesundheitswesen 2006 Oct;68(10):600-12
GSF-Forschungszentrum für Umwelt und Gesundheit--Institut für Gesundheitsökonomie und Management im Gesundheitswesen, Neuherberg, Germany.
Purpose: Obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2 DM) among children have increased in the last years and developed into a major public health problem in Germany. Obesity and T2 DM are important causes of morbidity among young people associated with high costs for the health system. The objective of this paper is to estimate the number of obese and diabetic children and adolescents and the associated economic burden of illness in Germany now (2003) and in the future. Read More
Epilepsia 2006 Dec;47(12):2165-72
Department of Neurology, Philipps-University, Marburg, Germany.
Purpose: There are only few studies on the costs of epilepsy in Germany. Therefore, we performed a pilot study to estimate the direct and indirect costs of refractory epilepsy in a German epilepsy center.
Methods: A "prevalence-based," cross-sectional convenience sample of adults with active epilepsy attending the outpatient clinic of our tertiary epilepsy center was evaluated. Read More