The economic burden of schizophrenia in Canada.

  title={The economic burden of schizophrenia in Canada.},
  author={Ron Goeree and Bernie J O'brien and P. T. H. Goering and Gordon Blackhouse and Karen E. Agro and A. A. Rhodes and Jennifer L Watson},
  journal={Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne de psychiatrie},
  volume={44 5},
OBJECTIVE To estimate the financial burden of schizophrenia in Canada in 1996. METHOD Using a prevalence-based approach, all direct health care costs, administrative costs of income assistance plans, and costs of incarceration attributable to schizophrenia were determined. Also included was the value of lost productivity associated with premature mortality and morbidity. In addition to using published papers and documents, direct contact was made with representatives from various provincial… CONTINUE READING
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