The London Fibromyalgia Epidemiology Study: direct health care costs of fibromyalgia syndrome in London, Canada.

@article{White1999TheLF,
  title={The London Fibromyalgia Epidemiology Study: direct health care costs of fibromyalgia syndrome in London, Canada.},
  author={Kevin P White and Mark Speechley and Manfred Harth and Truls Ostbye},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  year={1999},
  volume={26 4},
  pages={885-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To estimate direct health care costs associated with fibromyalgia (FM) within a representative community sample. METHODS A random sample of 3395 noninstitutionalized adults was screened for widespread pain. Individuals screening positive were examined for FM. Direct health care costs were compared among those with confirmed FM (FM cases, FC), those with widespread pain not having FM (pain controls, PC), controls without widespread pain (general controls, GC), and a random sample of… CONTINUE READING

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