Indirect and nonmedical costs among people with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis compared with nonarthritic controls.

@article{Gabriel1997IndirectAN,
  title={Indirect and nonmedical costs among people with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis compared with nonarthritic controls.},
  author={Sherine E. Gabriel and Cynthia S Crowson and Morgan Campion and W Michael O'fallon},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  year={1997},
  volume={24 1},
  pages={43-8}
}
OBJECTIVE Compared to rheumatoid arthritis (RA), osteoarthritis (OA) is considered much more benign and much less costly. We sought to describe the economic effects of RA and OA, in terms of the indirect and nonmedical expenditures, compared to nonarthritic controls. METHODS Using our unique population based data resources, we developed a model for estimating and comparing disease specific costs among 2 randomly selected, community based samples of 200 patients each with RA and OA and a… CONTINUE READING