Navigation Links
Rheumatoid Arthritis Can Be Costly
Date:3/15/2013

FRIDAY, March 15 (HealthDay News) -- Workers with rheumatoid arthritis have higher health care and other costs for U.S. employers than workers without the condition, a new study finds.

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that causes pain, swelling, stiffness and loss of function in the joints, and can also affect other body organs.

The study appears in the March issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Researchers analyzed an insurance-claims database to compare the costs to employers for more than 2,700 workers with rheumatoid arthritis and more than 338,000 workers without the condition. Their study included direct health care costs and indirect costs such as missed work days.

The study found that the average yearly cost for a worker with rheumatoid arthritis was $8,700, compared with $3,500 for a worker without the condition. Direct health care costs accounted for 90 percent of the extra $5,200 in the total yearly costs for a worker with arthritis, according to a journal news release.

The researchers also found that workers with rheumatoid arthritis averaged about three and a half more days of health-related work absences a year than those without arthritis. This included more sick days and more short-term disability time.

Based on their findings, the researchers calculated that workers with rheumatoid arthritis cost employers nationwide an additional $5.8 billion a year, compared to workers without it. Of that total, $5.2 billion is for direct health care costs. Workers with the condition also account for 4 million more lost work days per year than those without rheumatoid arthritis.

The study may underestimate the cost impact of rheumatoid arthritis for employers, particularly in reduced productivity, the researchers said.

"The data emphasize the need for effective management strategies that can reduce the burden of illness and economic losses i
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Wide disparities in access to latest rheumatoid arthritis drugs across Europe
2. Salty Diet Might Help Trigger MS, Rheumatoid Arthritis
3. Newer Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs Dont Seem to Increase Risk of Shingles
4. Sunshine Linked to Lower Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk: Study
5. Researchers uncover genes role in rheumatoid arthritis, findings pave way for new treatments
6. Newly approved oral medication slows rheumatoid arthritis joint damage
7. Genes and their regulatory tags conspire to promote rheumatoid arthritis
8. Complications challenge rheumatoid arthritis patients after joint replacement surgery
9. DNA May Explain Why Women Have More Rheumatoid Arthritis
10. Study: Rheumatoid Arthritis Plus Depression May Be Deadly
11. Extra Pounds Linked to Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk in Women
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Rheumatoid Arthritis Can Be Costly 
(Date:8/27/2014)... The federal judge overseeing thousands of ... the deadline for plaintiffs to enroll in the U.S. ... by U.S. District Judge David Katz of the Northern ... DePuy ASR Settlement Program must do so by September ... Implant Products Liability Litigation – MDL 2197) , “Our ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... Miami, Florida (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 Ticket ... Colombia tickets at Sun Life Stadium in Miami. ... national soccer team on September 5 at Sun Life Stadium ... will meet in a rematch of the World Cup earlier ... 22-year-old superstar Neymar to injury. The Brazilian Soccer Federation announced ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... Connor Sports has produced six custom ... in Spain at the Barcelona, Bilbao, Gran Canaria, Granada, Madrid ... Venue Centre Partner since 1994 and Official Technical Supplier of ... bear the Connor Sports logo and tagline “Where Champions Play” ... ESPN broadcasts of the FIBA World Cup. , “Connor Sports ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... August 27, 2014 What’s next for ... year’s 87th Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee? Sririam will ... tour of internationally renowned Wills Eye Hospital.     , The ... be an ophthalmologist one day. , Wills Eye Ophthalmologist-in-Chief, ... and the latest hi-tech visual diagnostic testing. He ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... -- A new study finds that continuous positive airway ... sleep apnea. CPAP is widely used to treat ... which the airway relaxes and narrows during sleep, causing ... daytime drowsiness. CPAP keeps the airway open ... nose via a mask that is worn during sleep. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:DePuy ASR Settlement Enrollment Deadline Extended Until September 30, 2014, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:DePuy ASR Settlement Enrollment Deadline Extended Until September 30, 2014, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Brazil vs. Colombia Tickets in Miami, FL: Ticket Down Cuts Ticket Prices on World Cup Rematch of Colombia vs. Brazil at Sun Life Stadium in Miami on Sept. 5th 2Health News:Brazil vs. Colombia Tickets in Miami, FL: Ticket Down Cuts Ticket Prices on World Cup Rematch of Colombia vs. Brazil at Sun Life Stadium in Miami on Sept. 5th 3Health News:Connor Sports® Provides Six Custom Courts for 2014 FIBA World Cup - Time-Lapse Video of FIBA Courts Production Released 2Health News:Connor Sports® Provides Six Custom Courts for 2014 FIBA World Cup - Time-Lapse Video of FIBA Courts Production Released 3Health News:Scripps National Spelling Bee Co-Champion and Aspiring Ophthalmologist Coming to Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia 2Health News:Sleep Apnea Treatment Helps Seniors, Study Finds 2
... FRIDAY, March 4 (HealthDay News) -- A diet rich in foods ... stroke by 21 percent and may also lower your risk of ... include bananas and other fruits and vegetables, as well as fish, ... sweet potato and tomato paste top the list, according to the ...
... designed to assist weight loss by limiting the amount of ... It has been used for several years to treat obesity ... Clinical Obesity reveals that bariatric surgery can result in ... Aikenhead of the International Association for the Study of Obesity ...
... News)-- Men need more support before and after their child ... they were happy to attend childbirth classes for their partner,s ... and did not have a ready outlet for their own ... for a University of Gothenburg thesis by midwife Asa Premberg ...
... ALS or more popularly, Lou Gehrig,s disease, is a ... brain and spinal cord neurons, resulting in the gradual ... In a new paper, published in the ... Nature Neuroscience , a team of scientists at the ...
... , FRIDAY, March 4 (HealthDay News) -- Poor ... of people worldwide at risk for early death, a ... treatment and management in Colombia, England, Iran, Mexico, Scotland, ... of U.S. adult diabetics -- more than 16 million ...
... Professor of Molecular & Cell Biology at Boston University ... of Microbiology at Boston University School of Medicine discovered ... of gene expression. The study describing this work titled, ... Premature Transcription Termination," appears in the March 4 issue ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Potassium-Rich Foods May Cut Stroke, Heart Disease Risk 2Health News:Potassium-Rich Foods May Cut Stroke, Heart Disease Risk 3Health News:Study Finds Men Need More Support Before, After Child Birth 2Health News:Loss of key protein boosts neuron loss in ALS 2Health News:Diabetes Often Not Diagnosed or Treated Properly 2Health News:Novel mechanism for control of gene expression revealed 2
(Date:8/27/2014)... Va. , Aug. 27, 2014 About ... the legs due to buildup of fatty plaque in ... in the aging patient population and in incidences of ... offers its Lower Extremity Arterial RevascularizatioN (LEARN) ... Endovascular specialists and interested residents and fellows ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... Aug. 27, 2014   Los Angeles orthodontics ... Aura to patients who want to make their treatment ... at the OrthoSpaceship, all patients have a powerful tool ... system can be used by most patients with all ... progress by using the AcceleDent® Aura system for a ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... Aug. 27, 2014 Reportlinker.com announces that ... its catalogue: Global Heart Valve Repair ... http://www.reportlinker.com/p02316644/Global-Heart-Valve-Repair-and-Replacement-Market-2014-2018.html About Heart Valve Repair ... human heart which control the flow of blood ... heart valve diseases such as valvular stenosis, valvular ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:LEARN to Treat Peripheral Arterial Disease Patients 2LEARN to Treat Peripheral Arterial Disease Patients 3Los Angeles Orthodontist, Dr. Isaac Hakim, is Now Offering AcceleDent Aura 2Global Heart Valve Repair and Replacement Market 2014-2018 2Global Heart Valve Repair and Replacement Market 2014-2018 3Global Heart Valve Repair and Replacement Market 2014-2018 4
... 6, 2011 Agendia, an innovative molecular diagnostics ... paraffin embedded tissue technology applied to their Symphony™ ... in a paraffin embedded tissue format offers their ... development and validation found in Agendia,s breast cancer ...
... 6, 2011  TRACE released the 2011 BRIBEline United ... demands for bribes reported in specific countries.  Previous reports ... Ukraine, Russia, India and China. "The ... contribution to the prevention of bribery," said TRACE Founder ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Agendia Introduces the SYMPHONY™ Breast Cancer Profile With Paraffin Embedded Tissue 2TRACE Releases Report on Bribe Demands in the United States 2TRACE Releases Report on Bribe Demands in the United States 3
... Uniflex® Nailing System was to develop a ... the widest possible variety of femoral fractures. ... the system takes full advantage of our ... healing combined with modern materials and biomechanical ...
... Quad 4™ Intramedullary Nailing System was to ... used for the widest possible variety of ... were to minimize the number of implants ... system that could address antegrade or retrograde ...
... latest in the Magnes line of biomagnetometer systems, ... full cortical coverage, provides the highest detector density ... of a wide range of neuronal activity. The ... detector configurations and can be equipped with radial ...
... easy voice access to information on the ... easy and intuitive, enabling you to interact ... With the VoiceBox Voice Information Retrieval Software, ... of subjects and topics and receive up-to-date ...
Medicine Products: