Title: The Societal Cost of Dementia in Singapore: Results from the WiSE Study
year: 2016
Journal: J Alzheimers Dis
Volume: 51
Issue: 2
Pages: 439-49
Epubdate: 19/02/2016
Alternate Journal: Journal of Alzheimer's disease : JAD
ISSN: 1387-2877
Article Number: 26890766
Keywords: Adult Aged, 80 and over *Cost of Illness Dementia/*economics/*epidemiology Female Humans Linear Models Male Middle Aged Singapore/epidemiology Cost of illness dementia elderly health services societal cost
Abstract: BACKGROUND: There is currently limited evidence on the economic burden that dementia exerts on multi-ethnic Asian populations. OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed to estimate the economic cost of dementia in Singapore. METHODS: We used data from the Well-being of the Singapore Elderly study, a nationally representative survey of the older Singapore Resident population aged 60 years and above. Generalized linear modeling was used to estimate factors associated with costs. RESULTS: The total cost of dementia in 2013 was estimated at S$532 million (95% CI, S$361 million to S$701 million) while the annual cost per person was estimated at S$10,245 per year (95% CI, S$6,954 to S$12,495). Apart from dementia, higher total societal cost were also significantly associated with older age, Indian ethnicity, and those who were diagnosed with heart problems, stroke, diabetes or depression, whereas being divorced/separated, lower education, and those who were diagnosed with hypertension were significantly associated with lower total societal cost. CONCLUSION: The study provides a rich body of information on healthcare utilization and cost of dementia, which is essential for future planning of services for the elderly population.
Notes: 1875-8908 Abdin, Edimansyah Subramaniam, Mythily Achilla, Evanthia Chong, Siow Ann Vaingankar, Janhavi Ajit Picco, Louisa Sambasivam, Rajeswari Pang, Shirlene Chua, Boon Yiang Ng, Li Ling Chua, Hong Choon Heng, Derrick Prince, Martin McCrone, Paul Journal Article Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't Netherlands J Alzheimers Dis. 2016;51(2):439-49. doi: 10.3233/JAD-150930.
URL: http://content.iospress.com/articles/journal-of-alzheimers-disease/jad150930
URI: https://open-access.imh.com.sg/handle/123456789/5034
Authors Address: Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore. Centre for the Economics of Mental and Physical Health, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, UK. Changi General Hospital, Singapore. Institute of Mental Health, Singapore. Ministry of Health, Singapore. Department of Health Service & Population Research, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, UK.
Database Provider: NLM
language: eng
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