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The Economic Consequences of Narcolepsy

Narcolepsy is a chronic neurodegenerative disorder with a typical onset in childhood or early adulthood. Narcolepsy may have serious negative effects on health-, social-, education-, and work-related issues for people with narcolepsy and for their families. 
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Forfattere: Poul Jennum, Stine Knudsen og Jakob Kjellberg
Udgivet: Juni 2009

The Economic Consequences of Narcolepsy

The disease may, thus, present a significant socioeconomic burden, but no studies to date have addressed the indirect and direct costs of narcolepsy.

The study confirms that narcolepsy has major socioeconomic consequences for the individual patient and for society. Early diagnosis and treatment could potentially reduce disease burden, which would have a significant socioeconomic impact.

Type: Videnskabelig artikel, Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 5, 3: 6
Vidensområder: Sundhed, Økonomi og administration