Health Economics of Dementia / Edition 1

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Drugs are being developed to alleviate the symptoms of dementia and different models of care are being tried. This book is a reference work in the subject. It gives a basis of the disease, its epidemiology, care implications, development and use of drugs. It discusses the challenges of obtaining reliable data and reviews the tools used to assess the costs of dementia to date. It also deals with the pharmacoeconomics of dementia.

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" the best of my knowledge, this is the only comprehensive review on the health economics of dementia. The book shsould appeal to anyone with a special intrest in dementia, particulalry those involved in clinical trials..." (International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, Volume 14)
With the topic still in its infancy, the focus of this book through its 38 contributions is methodological. It provides an introduction to the disease, its epidemiology, care implications, and the development and use of drugs. A sample of topics: different ways of organizing and financing health care, principles of pharmacoeconomics, costs of diagnostic procedures, severity scales, instruments to measure the family caregiver burden, drug authorities' policy on the assessment of drugs f or dementia, and a proposed health economics research agenda for dementia. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471983767
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/23/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 596
  • Product dimensions: 6.26 (w) x 9.78 (h) x 1.47 (d)

Table of Contents


Classification and Diagnostics (L. Fratiglioni).

Epidemiology (L. Fratiglioni).

Symptomatology: Functional Capacity and Behaviour (H. Brodaty D.Lie).

Care Options and Service Innovations in Dementia Care (L.Johansson).

Different Ways of Organizing and Financing Health Care (S.H嫡nsson).

Cultural Concepts of Care for the Demented (B. Ineichen).

Interaction with People Suffering Severe Dementia (A.Norberg).

Distress and Burden for Family Caregivers (C. Whitlatch).


Principles of Pharmacoeconomics (M. Drummond).

Methodological Issues in Health Economic Studies of Dementia (G.Karlsson, et al.).

Modeling Disease Progression with Markov Models (F. SonnenbergE. Leventhal).

Cost of Illness of Dementia (W. Max).

Costs of Dementia in the Netherlands (M. Koopmanschap, etal.).

Cost of Treatment and Care of Alzheimer's Disease in Germany(J.-M. Schulenburg, et al.).

Costing Community Care of People with Dementia (M. Knapp R.Wigglesworth).

Indirect Costs and Costing Informal Care (M. Koopmanschap W.Brouwer).

The Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) and Resource Use inDementia Care (G. Ljunggren J. Morris).

Costs of Diagnostic Procedures (S. Gauthier).

How Will Japan Cope with the Impending Surge of Dementia? (Y.Arai N. Ikegami).

Drug Costs in Dementia Care (J. Fastbom M. Giron).

Costs of Dementia-Specific Care Approaches (A. Wimo, etal.).


Test Scores in Clinical Trials vs Performance in Real Life: CanClinical Global Assessments Bridge the Gap? (R. Doody).

Severity Scales (B. Reisberg, et al.).

Measuring QALYs in Dementia (P. Neumann, et al.).

Assessing ADL/IADL in Persons with Dementia (L.Nyg岤).

Assessment of Cognitive Functioning (O. Almkvist).

Measurements of Quality of Life in Dementia (P. Whitehouse).

Assessment of Behavioral and Psychiatric Symptoms in Patientswith Dementia Disorders (S. Eriksson A. Wimo).

Instruments to Measure the Family Caregiver Burden (M. Grafstr?.Sandman).


Drug Authorities' Policy on the Assessment of Drugs for Dementia(S. Hill P. McGettigan).

Designing Phase III Trials of Anti-dementia Drugs with a ViewTowards Pharmacoeconomic Considerations (L. Schneider).

Evaluation of the Healthcare Resource Utilization and CaregiverTime in Anti-dementia Drug Trials (A. Wimo, et al.).

Clinical and Economic Considerations of Anti-Dementia DrugTreatment: Efficacy, Effectiveness, Efficiency (H. Feldman B.Prigent).

Ethical Considerations in Pharmacoeconomic Trials in Dementia(S. Post).

Issues in Cross-Cultural Assessment of Economic Outcomes inDementia (E. Witthaus).

Nursing Home Placement and Mortality as Outcomes in ClinicalTrials of Anti-Dementia Drugs: Methodological Issues (S. Gracon F.Smith).

Outcomes Research and Alzheimer's Disease: A PharmaceuticalIndustry Perspective (V. Mastey).


A Proposed Health Economics Research Agenda for Dementia (B.Winblad, et al.).


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