Navigation Links
Osteoarthritis Costs U.S. Over $185 Billion a Year
Date:11/30/2009

Improved screening, awareness may help delay progression and reduce expenses, researchers say

MONDAY, Nov. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Medical care for osteoarthritis patients in the United States costs $185.5 billion a year, according to a new study.

Of that amount, insurers pay $149.4 billion while patients pay $36.1 billion in out-of-pocket costs. Annual insurer costs are $4,833 per female patient and $4,036 per male patient. Women also have higher out-of-pocket expenses than men -- $1,379 versus $694. The total cost for female patients is $118 billion, compared with $67.5 billion for male patients. All figures are in 2007 dollars.

"Understanding the economic costs of OA [osteoarthritis] is important for payers, providers, patients and other stakeholders. Our study clearly reflects the significant impact of OA on U.S. health-care spending," study author John Rizzo, of Stony Brook University in New York, said in a news release.

For the study, which is published in the December issue of the journal Arthritis & Rheumatism, Rizzo and his colleagues analyzed 1996-2005 data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. The data sample included 84,647 women and 70,590 men aged 18 and older who had health insurance. The health-care costs included physician, hospital and outpatient services, as well as drugs, diagnostic tests and related medical services.

People with osteoarthritis suffer gradual loss of cartilage, primarily in the knees, hips, hands, feet and spine. About 27 million Americans have osteoarthritis, which affects more women than men, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. By 2030, it is projected that 25 percent of the U.S. population (nearly 67 million people) will have physician-diagnosed arthritis.

The study authors said increased awareness and better screening to identify patients with osteoarthritis may help delay disease progression and resulting di
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Using coxibs and NSAIDs to treat osteoarthritis
2. Voltaren(R) Gel Receives US Regulatory Approval as the First Approved Topical Prescription Treatment for Pain Associated with Osteoarthritis
3. New insights into inflammation in osteoarthritis
4. Study shows pine bark naturally reduces osteoarthritis knee pain
5. Orthopedic Surgeon Contributes Knowledge on Research and Treatment in Weekly Blogs on MyOsteoarthritisCentral.com
6. The risk of osteoarthritis and index to ring finger length ratio
7. Genes Linked to Height Also Tied to Osteoarthritis Risk
8. Gender Bias at Play in Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis
9. Gender bias may affect care of people with osteoarthritis, study finds
10. Study Shows Pine Bark Naturally Reduces Osteoarthritis
11. Study shows pine bark naturally reduces osteoarthritis
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/30/2015)... ... 30, 2015 , ... New research finds some distinct differences in the way ... on the Surviving Mesothelioma website. , Researchers with the National Institutes of Health, ... cases of mesothelioma occurring between 1990 and 2010. Two percent of these cases (207) ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Political unrest is the number one concern ... survey by leading international insurance provider Clements Worldwide. The "Clements Worldwide Risk Index" ... largest sources of financial losses among respondents. , Twenty-eight percent of top managers ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... ... 2015 , ... HEALTHCAREfirst , the leading provider of cloud-based software, services ... hosting a free webinar detailing the 2016 proposed rule from CMS for home health. ... President of Regulatory Affairs for the National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC), ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... ... July 30, 2015 , ... Case Mason ( http://www.casemason.com ... consumer brands, recently completed a consolidation of all of its production capabilities to ... out of two separate locations situated 11 miles apart. , The advantages of ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... ... 30, 2015 , ... Macro Wealth Management (MWM) Presidents have increased ... Lifetime program by encouraging their clients to donate their MWM planning fees to the ... McClellan and Tim Streid, who see charitable giving as an important part of financial ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Study Finds Mesothelioma Behaves Differently in Younger People, According to Surviving Mesothelioma 2Health News:New Clements Worldwide Global Risk Survey Shows Political Risk and Instability Top Managers' Concerns 2Health News:New Clements Worldwide Global Risk Survey Shows Political Risk and Instability Top Managers' Concerns 3Health News:HEALTHCAREfirst Announces Home Health Industry Regulatory Review Webinar 2Health News:Case Mason Consolidates Operations to Larger Facility for Increased Efficiency, Improved Service 2Health News:Case Mason Consolidates Operations to Larger Facility for Increased Efficiency, Improved Service 3Health News:Smile for a Lifetime (S4L) Partners with Macro Wealth Management (MWM) Helping More Children Get Braces 2
... named Jim Bohnsack vice,president of healthcare information solutions, a ... in the Western region of the United States. , ... president of healthcare,for TransUnion. , ... relationships,with key supporting institutions and organizations will be an ...
... will see Japan,s Trinity Design Corporation Ltd, becoming a reseller and ... already negotiated its first Rhapsody sale with the Kobe Circulation Clinic, ... quality medical care. , ... Auckland, NZ (PRWEB) ...
... LLP, founded in 1968, has successfully represented victims of negligence, personal ... , ... (PRWEB) January 6, 2008 -- Smiley & ... personal injury, wrongful death and medical malpractice for over 40 years. ...
... knew there had to be a better way. He and ... how best to engage patients with chronic diseases in effective ... Chronic Care Model. More than 1,500 U.S. and international medical ... evidence on how the Model performs in practice confirms that ...
... Technology Company today announces the award of a network IP-Based ... ... Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) December 15, 2008 -- ... Notification Technology Company, today announces the award of a network ...
... and surgeon medical liability, launched its first Southeast Legal Summit ... have the most current information regarding the defense of medical ... ... California (Vocus) December 17, 2008--- The Doctors Company , ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:TransUnion Names New Vice President of Healthcare Information Solutions 2Health News:Orion Health Signs Trinity Design for Japanese Market 2Health News:Orion Health Signs Trinity Design for Japanese Market 3Health News:Prominent New York City Personal Injury Law Firm Founded in 1968 Stays at the Cutting Edge with Launch of Video-Based Website 2Health News:Chronic Care Model helps improve people’s health and care 2Health News:Chronic Care Model helps improve people’s health and care 3Health News:Berkshire Medical Center Selects Desktop Alert for Mass Notification Solutions 2Health News:Berkshire Medical Center Selects Desktop Alert for Mass Notification Solutions 3Health News:Berkshire Medical Center Selects Desktop Alert for Mass Notification Solutions 4Health News:The Doctors Company Launches Southeast Legal Summit to Provide Industry's Best Claims Defense for Physicians 2
(Date:7/29/2015)... July 30, 2015 Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; ... cobas® EGFR Mutation Test v2 for Premarket Approval ... (FDA), as a companion diagnostic test for AZD9291, ... cancer patients with an acquired resistant mutation.  ... who have adenocarcinoma with tumor containing an EGFR ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... YORK, Pa. , July 29, 2015  Unilife ... and ASX: UNS), a developer, manufacturer and supplier of ... a multifaceted financing strategy that provides the Company with ... Unilife has signed an equity purchase ... Capital Fund, LLC ("LPC"), a Chicago ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... Calif. , July 29, 2015 Daiichi ... Daiichi Sankyo Group, announced today that The New ... results demonstrating that the investigational drug, PLX3397, an oral ... patients with tenosynovial giant cell tumor (TGCT), a rare, ... Following phase 1 dose-escalation, which evaluated the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Roche submits filing to FDA for companion diagnostic for non-small cell lung cancer drug therapy 2Roche submits filing to FDA for companion diagnostic for non-small cell lung cancer drug therapy 3Unilife Announces Multifaceted Financing Strategy 2Unilife Announces Multifaceted Financing Strategy 3Unilife Announces Multifaceted Financing Strategy 4Unilife Announces Multifaceted Financing Strategy 5Daiichi Sankyo and Plexxikon Announce Study Published in NEJM Demonstrates PLX3397 Induced Prolonged Tumor Regression in Tenosynovial Giant Cell Tumor (TGCT) in Most Patients 2Daiichi Sankyo and Plexxikon Announce Study Published in NEJM Demonstrates PLX3397 Induced Prolonged Tumor Regression in Tenosynovial Giant Cell Tumor (TGCT) in Most Patients 3Daiichi Sankyo and Plexxikon Announce Study Published in NEJM Demonstrates PLX3397 Induced Prolonged Tumor Regression in Tenosynovial Giant Cell Tumor (TGCT) in Most Patients 4Daiichi Sankyo and Plexxikon Announce Study Published in NEJM Demonstrates PLX3397 Induced Prolonged Tumor Regression in Tenosynovial Giant Cell Tumor (TGCT) in Most Patients 5
... to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical ... market is largely a replacement market, there are key opportunities ... Kingdom and France. In the UK, the expected ... in 2013 presents a large opportunity for radiology PACS and ...
... Kendle (Nasdaq: KNDL ), a leading, global full-service ... the upcoming Lazard Capital Markets 7th Annual Healthcare Conference on ... New York City. Kendle,s formal presentation will be ... Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and Keith Cheesman, ...
Cached Medicine Technology:European PACS Market To Attain $512M by 2015 2Kendle to Present at Lazard Capital Markets 7th Annual Healthcare Conference 2
The 3.0 mm Cannulated Screw can be used with or without threaded washer. Uses 1.1 mm threaded or non-threaded guide wire. , ,The Threaded Washer provides a recessed internal buttress which allows the...
... BIAX Total Wrist System was the first wrist ... normal wrist. Since then it has become the ... , ,During total wrist replacement surgery, doctors remove ... joint replacement implant in place of the damaged ...
... a simple, effective instrument to grasp soft tissue ... and loop. The grasping function of the instrument ... and precisely place a stitch up to 1 ... all in one quick step. The sterile, single ...
... Punch Forceps provide superior tissue excision with ... an aggressive tooth pattern to capture loose ... a unique stress pin buffering system to ... use, the stress pin buffering system applies ...
Medicine Products: