Long-Term Impact of War on Healthcare Costs: An Eight-Country Study

  title={Long-Term Impact of War on Healthcare Costs: An Eight-Country Study},
  author={Ram{\'o}n Sab{\'e}s-Figuera and Paul McCrone and Marija Bogi{\'c} and Dean Ajdukovi{\'c} and Tanja Fran{\vc}i{\vs}kovi{\'c} and Niccol{\`o} Colombini and Abdulah Ku{\vc}ukali{\'c} and Dusica R Lecic-Tosevski and Nexhmedin Morina and Mihajlo Popovski and Matthias Sch{\"u}tzwohl and Stefan Priebe},
  booktitle={PloS one},
OBJECTIVE Exposure to war can negatively affect health and may impact on healthcare costs. Estimating these costs and identifying their predictors is important for appropriate service planning. We aimed to measure use of health services in an adult population who had experienced war in the former-Yugoslavia on average 8 years previously, and to identify characteristics associated with the use and costs of healthcare. METHOD War-affected community samples in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo… CONTINUE READING
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