Cost of illness in patients with Gilles de la Tourette’s syndrome

  title={Cost of illness in patients with Gilles de la Tourette’s syndrome},
  author={Ines Dodel and Jens Peter Reese and Norbert M{\"u}ller and Alexander M{\"u}nchau and Monika Balzer-Geldsetzer and Juergen Wasem and Wolfgang Hermann Oertel and Richard C. Dodel and Kirsten M{\"u}ller-Vahl},
  journal={Journal of Neurology},
We evaluated the health economic burden of patients with Gilles de la Tourette’s syndrome (GTS) in Germany over a 3-month observation period. Direct and indirect costs were evaluated in 200 outpatients with GTS (mean age 35 ± 11.5 years) in Germany. Patients were recruited from three outpatient departments that specialized in GTS and completed a semi-structured and self-rating interview with questionnaires screening for direct and indirect medical and non-medical costs, health status… CONTINUE READING
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