Impact of fibromyalgia severity on health economic costs: results from a European cross-sectional study.

@article{Winkelmann2011ImpactOF,
  title={Impact of fibromyalgia severity on health economic costs: results from a European cross-sectional study.},
  author={Andreas Winkelmann and Serge Perrot and Caroline P. Schaefer and Kellie J Ryan and Arthi Chandran and Alesia Beth Sadosky and Gergana P Zlateva},
  journal={Applied health economics and health policy},
  year={2011},
  volume={9 2},
  pages={
          125-36
        }
}
BACKGROUND Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic disorder characterized by persistent and widespread pain, often accompanied with fatigue, sleep disturbance and other symptoms. FM affects a population mostly of a productive age and is thus associated with significant lost productivity and disability, in addition to healthcare costs for medications and physician office visits. While other studies have examined FM costs in Europe, few, if any, have examined cost by FM severity level. OBJECTIVE The… CONTINUE READING
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