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Corrigendum to “Cost of disorders of the brain in Europe 2010” [Eur. Neuropsychopharmacol. 21 (2011) 718–779]
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Karlstad University, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Communication and IT, Department of Economics and Statistics.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1113-7478
Karolinska University Hospital.
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2012 (English)In: European Neuropsychopharmacology, ISSN 0924-977X, E-ISSN 1873-7862, Vol. 22, no 3, 237-238 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The spectrum of disorders of the brain is large, covering hundreds of disorders that are listed in either the mental or neurological disorder chapters of the established international diagnostic classification systems. These disorders have a high prevalence as well as short- and long-term impairments and disabilities. Therefore they are an emotional, financial and social burden to the patients, their families and their social network. In a 2005 landmark study, we estimated for the first time the annual cost of 12 major groups of disorders of the brain in Europe and gave a conservative estimate of €386 billion for the year 2004. This estimate was limited in scope and conservative due to the lack of sufficiently comprehensive epidemiological and/or economic data on several important diagnostic groups. We are now in a position to substantially improve and revise the 2004 estimates. In the present report we cover 19 major groups of disorders, 7 more than previously, of an increased range of age groups and more cost items. We therefore present much improved cost estimates. Our revised estimates also now include the new EU member states, and hence a population of 514 million people.

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2012. Vol. 22, no 3, 237-238 p.
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brain disorders, mental, neurological, diagonostics
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Business Administration Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
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Business Administration; Public Health Care Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-38518DOI: 10.1016/j.euroneuro.2012.01.001ISI: 000301013400007OAI: diva2:896804
Available from: 2016-01-22 Created: 2015-11-23 Last updated: 2016-03-11Bibliographically approved

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