|Publication type:||Article in scientific journal|
|Type of review:||Peer review (publication)|
|Title:||Cost of low back pain in Switzerland in 2005|
Mannion, Anne F.
|Published in:||Journal of Health Economics|
|Publisher / Ed. Institution:||Elsevier|
|Subjects:||Gesundheitsökonomie; WIG; Krankheitskosten; Rückenschmerz|
|Subject (DDC):||362.1041: Health economics |
617.5: Orthopaedic surgery
|Abstract:||Low back pain (LBP) is the most prevalent health problem in Switzerland and a leading cause of reduced work performance and disability. This study estimated the total cost of LBP in Switzerland in 2005 from a societal perspective using a bottom-up prevalence-based cost-of-illness approach. The study considers more cost categories than are typically investigated and includes the costs associated with a multitude of LBP sufferers who are not under medical care. The findings are based on a questionnaire completed by a sample of 2,507 German-speaking respondents, of whom 1,253 suffered from LBP in the last 4 weeks; 346 of these were receiving medical treatment for their LBP. Direct costs of LBP were estimated at €2.6 billion and direct medical costs at 6.1% of the total healthcare expenditure in Switzerland. Productivity losses were estimated at €4.1 billion with the human capital approach and €2.2 billion with the friction cost approach. Presenteeism was the single most prominent cost category. The total economic burden of LBP to Swiss society was between 1.6% and 2.3% of GDP.|
|Fulltext version:||Published version|
|License (according to publishing contract):||Licence according to publishing contract|
|Departement:||School of Engineering|
|Organisational Unit:||Institute of Data Analysis and Process Design (IDP)|
|Appears in collections:||Publikationen School of Engineering|
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Wieser, S., Horisberger, B., Schmidhauser, S., Eisenring, C., Brügger, U., Ruckstuhl, A., Dietrich, J., Mannion, A. F., Elfering, A., Tamcan, Ö., & Müller, U. (2011). Cost of low back pain in Switzerland in 2005. Journal of Health Economics, 12(5), 455–467. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10198-010-0258-y
Wieser, S. et al. (2011) ‘Cost of low back pain in Switzerland in 2005’, Journal of Health Economics, 12(5), pp. 455–467. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10198-010-0258-y.
S. Wieser et al., “Cost of low back pain in Switzerland in 2005,” Journal of Health Economics, vol. 12, no. 5, pp. 455–467, Oct. 2011, doi: 10.1007/s10198-010-0258-y.
Wieser, Simon, et al. “Cost of Low Back Pain in Switzerland in 2005.” Journal of Health Economics, vol. 12, no. 5, Oct. 2011, pp. 455–67, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10198-010-0258-y.
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