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Costs and cognitive disability: modelling the underlying associations

Kavanagh, Shane and Knapp, Martin ORCID: 0000-0003-1427-0215 (2002) Costs and cognitive disability: modelling the underlying associations. British Journal of Psychiatry, 180 (2). pp. 120-125. ISSN 0007-1250

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Identification Number: 10.1192/bjp.180.2.120


Background: The high support needs of elderly people with cognitive disability raise questions about the cost-effectiveness of different treatments. Associations between costs and cognitive disability could be influenced by other factors, particularly comorbidities. Aims: To examine the links between costs and cognitive disability in the context of covariates. Method: Secondary analyses of data from the UK Office of Population Censuses and Surveys disability surveys for over 4500 elderly people living in households were used to examine associations between cost and cognitive disability. Results: Costs varied considerably, and were associated with severity of disability along a number of dimensions. The cost-raising effects of cognitive disability were smaller when the analyses controlled for levels of disability in other domains. Conclusions: Cognitive disability is significantly associated with higher costs, but these analyses highlight the need to examine a range of disabilities.

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Additional Information: © 2002 Royal College of Psychiatrists
Divisions: Social Policy
Personal Social Services Research Unit
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
JEL classification: I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I1 - Health > I12 - Health Production: Nutrition, Mortality, Morbidity, Suicide, Substance Abuse and Addiction, Disability, and Economic Behavior
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2008 09:58
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 00:02

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