Economic burden of schizophrenia: empirical analyses from a survey in Thailand.

@article{Phanthunane2012EconomicBO,
  title={Economic burden of schizophrenia: empirical analyses from a survey in Thailand.},
  author={Pudtan Phanthunane and Harvey Whiteford and Theo Vos and Melanie Y. Bertram},
  journal={The journal of mental health policy and economics},
  year={2012},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={25-32}
}
BACKGROUND Evidence consistently indicates that schizophrenia is a costly disease although it is not a high prevalence disorder. There are a few studies in developing countries but no study in Thailand reporting the cost of schizophrenia from a societal perspective. Health policy makers need to be aware of the cost of health care for people with schizophrenia as well as the economic burden on patients and families. AIMS OF THE STUDY This study aims to provide a detailed breakdown of the costs… CONTINUE READING
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