Utilisation and cost of professional care and assistance according to disability of patients with multiple sclerosis in Flanders (Belgium)

@article{Carton1998UtilisationAC,
  title={Utilisation and cost of professional care and assistance according to disability of patients with multiple sclerosis in Flanders (Belgium)},
  author={Herwig Carton and Ralph Loos and J Pacolet and K Versieck and Robert F M H Vlietinck},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  year={1998},
  volume={64 4},
  pages={444-50}
}
OBJECTIVES To assess the utilisation of medical services and social (community) assistance in patients with multiple sclerosis of different disability and to calculate the direct healthcare costs to society. METHODS (1) One hundred and eighty four patients with multiple sclerosis were classified into four grades of disability according to a simplified Kurzke disability status scale. (2) Patients were interviewed with a structured questionnaire containing questions on their sociodemographic… CONTINUE READING
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