Comparison of healthcare utilization and direct costs in three degenerative dementias

Daniel L. Murman, Qin Chen, Philomena M. Colucci, Christopher C. Colenda, Douglas J. Gelb, Jersey Liang

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Abstract

The authors conducted a survey of healthcare utilization in three dementia syndromes to determine whether type of dementia influenced utilization or resulting direct costs. Patients with Alzheimer disease (n=131), dementia with parkinsonism (n=85), and Huntington disease (n=51) were identified from a registry and enrolled. Caregivers completed the mailed survey, and direct costs were estimated. The presence of dementia with parkinsonism resulted in significantly greater utilization of long-term care services and higher total direct costs. In all three groups, long-term care costs accounted for the majority of direct costs. Unique patterns of utilization and costs are seen in specific neurodegenerative dementias.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)328-336
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
Volume10
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002

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Dementia
Delivery of Health Care
Costs and Cost Analysis
Parkinsonian Disorders
Long-Term Care
Health Care Surveys
Huntington Disease
Caregivers
Registries
Alzheimer Disease

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  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Comparison of healthcare utilization and direct costs in three degenerative dementias. / Murman, Daniel L.; Chen, Qin; Colucci, Philomena M.; Colenda, Christopher C.; Gelb, Douglas J.; Liang, Jersey.

In: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, Vol. 10, No. 3, 01.01.2002, p. 328-336.

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Murman, Daniel L. ; Chen, Qin ; Colucci, Philomena M. ; Colenda, Christopher C. ; Gelb, Douglas J. ; Liang, Jersey. / Comparison of healthcare utilization and direct costs in three degenerative dementias. In: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 2002 ; Vol. 10, No. 3. pp. 328-336.
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