The impact of co-morbidities on the wealth of people with heart disease

Schofield, Deborah J., Callander, Emily J., Shrestha, Rupendra N., Passey, Megan E., Kelly, Simon J., and Percival, Richard (2013) The impact of co-morbidities on the wealth of people with heart disease. International Journal of Cardiology, 169 (1). e12-e13.

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[Extract] The overall health status of an individual with cardiovascular disease is complex, with the majority of people suffering from one or more additional health conditions [1], [2] and [3]. However, no studies assessing the economic burden of heart disease have considered the impact that having multiple health conditions may have on the indirect economic impacts to those with cardiovascular diseases. This letter presents the results of a study assessing the difference in the value and type of wealth held by people with heart disease who also have co-morbid chronic health conditions. This paper focuses upon people within the 45 to 64 year age group as it is during this stage of the life cycle that most of an individual's lifetime wealth accumulation occurs.

Item ID: 41227
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 1874-1754
Keywords: health economics; CVD' wealth; co-morbidities
Funders: Australian Research Council (ARC), Pfizer, National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC)
Projects and Grants: NHMRC APP1052742
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2015 04:05
FoR Codes: 14 ECONOMICS > 1402 Applied Economics > 140208 Health Economics @ 100%
SEO Codes: 91 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 9102 Microeconomics > 910209 Preference, Behaviour and Welfare @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920408 Health Status (e.g. Indicators of Well-Being) @ 50%
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