Direct and indirect costs of osteoarthritis in Singapore: a comparative study among multiethnic Asian patients with osteoarthritis.

@article{Xie2007DirectAI,
  title={Direct and indirect costs of osteoarthritis in Singapore: a comparative study among multiethnic Asian patients with osteoarthritis.},
  author={Feng Xie and Julian Thumboo and K. -Y. Fong and N I Lo and S J Yeo and K Y Yang and Shu Chuen Li},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  year={2007},
  volume={34 1},
  pages={165-71}
}
OBJECTIVE To estimate and compare the direct and indirect costs of osteoarthritis (OA) in multiethnic Asian patients with OA in Singapore. METHODS The study was a retrospective and cross-sectional design. Patients were stratified according to ethnicity and presence or absence of joint surgery. Direct costs were estimated from both a societal and a patient perspective using the Singapore General Hospital database; indirect costs were estimated using the human capital approach. All costs were… CONTINUE READING
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