Socioeconomic impact of osteoarthritis in Hong Kong: utilization of health and social services, and direct and indirect costs.

@article{Woo2003SocioeconomicIO,
  title={Socioeconomic impact of osteoarthritis in Hong Kong: utilization of health and social services, and direct and indirect costs.},
  author={Jean Woo and Edith Lau and C S Lau and Polly Lee and James Zhang and Timothy Kwok and Cynthia Chan and Peter Chiu and Kai-ming Chan and Angela T. Chan and Dicky Lam},
  journal={Arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={2003},
  volume={49 4},
  pages={526-34}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the direct and indirect cost of osteoarthritis (OA) according to disease severity, and to estimate the total cost of the disease in Hong Kong. METHODS This study is a retrospective, cross-sectional, nonrandom, cohort design, with subjects stratified according to disease severity based on functional limitation and the presence or… CONTINUE READING