Health and social care costs of managing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS): An Irish perspective

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/332797
Title:
Health and social care costs of managing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS): An Irish perspective
Authors:
Connolly, Sheelah; Heslin, Chloe; Mays, Iain; Corr, Bernie; Normand, Charles; Hardiman, Orla
Citation:
Health and social care costs of managing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS): An Irish perspective 2014:1 Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration
Journal:
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration
Issue Date:
Oct-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/332797
DOI:
10.3109/21678421.2014.957322
Additional Links:
http://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.3109/21678421.2014.957322
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
The aim of this study was to quantify the health and social care costs associated with managing amyotrophic lateral scle- rosis (ALS) in Ireland. Resource use of a representative group of deceased ALS patients attending a multidisciplinary ALS clinic was identifi ed from a retrospective chart review and telephone interview with the main caregiver. Unit cost estimates were applied to each resource to identify the cost per patient. Cost drivers were identifi ed using multivariate linear regres- sion. Results showed that from time of diagnosis to death, the cost per month was € 1795, 21% of which was attributable to costs associated with the multidisciplinary clinic, 72% to community based care and 7% to aids and appliances. Higher monthly cost was associated with shorter survival and use of gastrostomy and non-invasive ventilation. In conclusion, ALS imposes a signifi cant cost burden on the health services. More work is required to quantify the costs in other sectors, including informal care and productivity losses.
Keywords:
FINANCE; HEALTH SERVICE AND THEIR MANAGEMENT
Local subject classification:
AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS
ISSN:
2167-8421; 2167-9223

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorConnolly, Sheelahen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHeslin, Chloeen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMays, Iainen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCorr, Bernieen_GB
dc.contributor.authorNormand, Charlesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHardiman, Orlaen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-16T11:09:40Z-
dc.date.available2014-10-16T11:09:40Z-
dc.date.issued2014-10-
dc.identifier.citationHealth and social care costs of managing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS): An Irish perspective 2014:1 Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degenerationen_GB
dc.identifier.issn2167-8421-
dc.identifier.issn2167-9223-
dc.identifier.doi10.3109/21678421.2014.957322-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/332797-
dc.descriptionThe aim of this study was to quantify the health and social care costs associated with managing amyotrophic lateral scle- rosis (ALS) in Ireland. Resource use of a representative group of deceased ALS patients attending a multidisciplinary ALS clinic was identifi ed from a retrospective chart review and telephone interview with the main caregiver. Unit cost estimates were applied to each resource to identify the cost per patient. Cost drivers were identifi ed using multivariate linear regres- sion. Results showed that from time of diagnosis to death, the cost per month was € 1795, 21% of which was attributable to costs associated with the multidisciplinary clinic, 72% to community based care and 7% to aids and appliances. Higher monthly cost was associated with shorter survival and use of gastrostomy and non-invasive ventilation. In conclusion, ALS imposes a signifi cant cost burden on the health services. More work is required to quantify the costs in other sectors, including informal care and productivity losses.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.3109/21678421.2014.957322en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degenerationen_GB
dc.subjectFINANCEen_GB
dc.subjectHEALTH SERVICE AND THEIR MANAGEMENTen_GB
dc.subject.otherAMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSISen_GB
dc.titleHealth and social care costs of managing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS): An Irish perspectiveen_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalAmyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degenerationen_GB
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