Social Cost of Brain Tumor-Related Epilepsy

Marta Maschio, Francesco Paladin

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Abstract

Today, health-care professionals everywhere understand the necessity of placing illness, treatment alternatives, and most importantly, patients' well-being, in a political, economic, and social context. Difficulties in evaluating the socioeconomic factors related to single illnesses have been well documented, but no model exists yet for evaluating costs related to a pathology that involves two serious illnesses simultaneously (e.g., brain tumor-related epilepsy (BTRE). Published cost studies have addressed either brain tumor or epilepsy-but there is no health economic study (to our knowledge) regarding BTRE. This chapter offers an overview of basic health economic concepts with examples of prevalent types of economic studies; a discussion of issues that influence policy and funding decisions; a brief introduction to health technology assessment as relating to costs of pharmacological therapies; and a presentation of social/economic costs related to neurological disorders, epilepsy, and brain tumors (there are no such data for BTRE).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEpilepsy and Brain Tumors
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages257-268
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9780124171268, 9780124170438
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 4 2015

Keywords

  • Brain tumor costs
  • Brain tumor-related epilepsy
  • Epilepsy costs
  • Health economics
  • Social costs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Neuroscience(all)

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