Cost of brain disorders in Italy - A review

Maura Pugliatti, Paola Cossu, Patrik Sobocki, Ettore Beghi

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Abstract

Brain disorders represent 35% of the total disease burden in Europe and 37% of the total disease burden in European regions with very low child mortality and low adult mortality; the latter group includes Italy. The negative socioeconomic impact of this burden is reflected in two fundamental issues: consumption of resources and state of health. In recent years, the European Brain Council (EBC), a co-ordinating council formed by European organisations and patient associations in neurological disorders, has encouraged and supported projects aimed at analysing the socioeconomic burden of brain disorders in Europe. Within the EBC, the pan-European study on Cost of Disorders of the Brain in Europe (CDBE) aimed at reporting the best possible estimates of the societal cost of 12 brain disorders (addiction, affective disorders, anxiety disorders, tumours, dementia, epilepsy, migraine and other headaches, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, psychotic disorders, stroke and trauma) based on the existing literature, using an ad hoc cost model. The aggregated results for Italy from the CDBE study are reviewed in this paper.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)120-124
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Neurological Review
Volume4
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Keywords

  • Brain disorders
  • Cost
  • Health economics
  • Italy
  • Societal perspective

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology

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    Pugliatti, M., Cossu, P., Sobocki, P., & Beghi, E. (2009). Cost of brain disorders in Italy - A review. European Neurological Review, 4(2), 120-124.