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Sjukvård och samhälle får betala högt pris för rotavirusinfektioner hos barn: Svensk deskriptiv kostnadsstudieger prisuppgifter
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, Paediatrics.
2008 (Swedish)In: Läkartidningen, ISSN 0023-7205, Vol. 105, no 16, 1186-1191 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

Rotavirus gastroenterit is the most frequent cause of severe diarrhoea in children <5 years of age. Morbidity and resource use due to rotavirus are substantial, though comprehensive data on the economic impact of the disease in Sweden are lacking. The objective of this study was to estimate the average cost per episode of confirmed rotavirus gastroenteritis in primary care, emergency department and hospital settings in Sweden. The total societal cost (including direct medical, direct nonmedical and indirect cost) per episode was estimated to SEK4307 in the primary care setting, SEK5837 in the emergency department setting and to SEK19 456 in the hospital setting. Loss of productivity due to work absenteeism among parents was one of the major costs from a societal perspective. The result shows that rotavirus incurs considerable resource utilisation in all health care settings and substantial costs for the health care sector and the society.

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Stockholm: Sveriges läkarförbund , 2008. Vol. 105, no 16, 1186-1191 p.
Keyword [en]
Child; Preschool, Community Health Centers/economics/statistics & numerical data, Cost of Illness, Cost-Benefit Analysis, Costs and Cost Analysis, Diarrhea/economics/virology, Emergency Service; Hospital/economics/statistics & numerical data, Health Care Costs, Humans, Infant, Patient Admission/economics/statistics & numerical data, Primary Health Care/economics/statistics & numerical data, Rotavirus Infections/economics/epidemiology/prevention & control, Rotavirus Vaccines/administration & dosage, Sweden/epidemiology
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-10164PubMedID: 18522259OAI: diva2:149835
English title: Health care and society have to pay a high price for rotavirus infections in children. A Swedish descriptive cost analysis studyAvailable from: 2008-06-24 Created: 2008-06-24 Last updated: 2011-03-30Bibliographically approved

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