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Physicaltherapy & Rehabilitation

Physicaltherapy & Rehabilitation

Journal of Yoga & Physical Therapy

Author(s): Druss BG, Marcus SC, Olfson M, Pincus HA

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Abstract This study uses a nationally representative survey to identify the most expensive conditions in the United States and to examine the association between spending and disability. The most expensive conditions at a population level were ischemic heart disease and motor vehicle accidents; at the per capita level they were respiratory malignancies. There was not a significant association between rank order of treatment costs and disability; the conditions with the greatest disability relative to expenditures were mood disorders, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and arthropathies. We use the findings to discuss the role for cost-of-illness and burden-of-disease estimates in setting priorities.
This article was published in Health Aff (Millwood) and referenced in Journal of Yoga & Physical Therapy

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