Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
The societal costs of dementia in Sweden 2012: relevance and methodological challenges in valuing informal care
Aging Research Centre, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society (NVS), Karolinska Institutet .
Aging Research Centre, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society (NVS), Karolinska Institutet.
Division of Neurogeriatrics, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society (NVS), Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge .
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Nursing Care.
Show others and affiliations
Number of Authors: 7
2016 (English)In: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy, ISSN 0065-6755, E-ISSN 1758-9193, Vol. 8, no 1, 59Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background

In this study, we sought to estimate the societal cost of illness in dementia in Sweden in 2012 using different costing approaches to highlight methodological issues.

Methods

We conducted a prevalence-based cost-of-illness study with a societal perspective.

Results

The societal costs of dementia in Sweden in 2012 were SEK 62.9 billion (approximately €7.2 billion, approximately US$9.0 billion) or SEK 398,000 per person with dementia (approximately €45,000, approximately US$57,000). By far the most important cost item is the cost of institutional care: about 60% of the costs. In the sensitivity analysis, different quantification and costing approaches for informal care resulted in a great variation in the total societal cost, ranging from SEK 60 billion (€6.8 billion, US$8.6 billion) to SEK 124 billion (€14.1 billion, US$17.8 billion).

Conclusions

The societal costs of dementia are very high. The cost per person with dementia has decreased somewhat, mainly because of de-institutionalisation. The majority of the costs occur in the social care sector, but the costing of informal care is crucial for the cost estimates.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. Vol. 8, no 1, 59
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Nursing
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-61199DOI: 10.1186/s13195-016-0215-9ISI: 000391413900001PubMedID: 27986093ScopusID: 2-s2.0-85006307266OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-61199DiVA: diva2:1058696
Note

Validerad; 2017; Nivå 2; 2016-12-21 (andbra)

Available from: 2016-12-21 Created: 2016-12-21 Last updated: 2017-04-12Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full textPubMedScopus

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Sandman, Per-Olof
By organisation
Nursing Care
In the same journal
Alzheimer's Research & Therapy
Nursing

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

Altmetric score

CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf