Economic impact of dementia in developing countries: an evaluation of Alzheimer-type dementia in Shanghai, China.

@article{Wang2008EconomicIO,
  title={Economic impact of dementia in developing countries: an evaluation of Alzheimer-type dementia in Shanghai, China.},
  author={Gang Wang and Qi Hui Cheng and Shi Cui Zhang and L M Bai and Jie Zeng and P Cui and Ting Zhang and Zhi-kun Sun and Ru-jing Ren and Yu-lei Deng and Wei Xu and Ying Wang and Shengdi Chen},
  journal={Journal of Alzheimer's disease : JAD},
  year={2008},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={109-15}
}
The main objective of this study was to assess the economic cost of Alzheimer's disease (AD) in Shanghai, China, as a pilot study for future evaluations. Sixty-seven patients with AD were interviewed, and the information of the AD-related cost and resources used was collected from October 2005 to September 2006. By retrospective analysis, annual costs were calculated and expressed in Chinese renminbi (RMB). Direct cost per patient per year averaged approximately 8,432 RMB (1,058 USD), indirect… CONTINUE READING
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