Economic grand rounds: Financial burden of medical care and risk of forgoing care among Europeans with depressive symptoms.

TitleEconomic grand rounds: Financial burden of medical care and risk of forgoing care among Europeans with depressive symptoms.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsPeytremann-Bridevaux, I, Chevrou-Severac, H
JournalPsychiatr Serv
Volume59
Issue8
Pagination840-2
Date Published08/2008
DOI10.1176/appi.ps.59.8.840
ISSN1557-9700
KeywordsAged, Depression, Europe, Financing, Personal, Humans, Logistic Models, Middle Aged, Primary Health Care, Treatment Refusal
Abstract

Little is known about the financial burden of individuals with depressive symptoms. This study explored that burden, using data from the Survey of Health, Ageing, and Retirement in Europe. To assess the association between depressive symptoms and the individuals' financial burden for medical care and whether they forwent medical care because of costs, logistic regressions were performed that adjusted for age, gender, marital status, education, and chronic diseases. A total of 16,696 noninstitutionalized individuals aged 50-79 years were included in the study. Individuals with depressive symptoms and those without such symptoms bore a similar financial burden. However, individuals with depressive symptoms were at increased risk of forgoing care because of costs, which may worsen their health and financial situation.

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Alternate JournalPsychiatr Serv
Citation Key / SERVAL ID2670
Peer reviewRefereed
PubMed ID18678678
Grant ListOGHA 04-064 / / PHS HHS / United States
P01-AG005842 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
P01-AG08291 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
P30-AG12815 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
U01-AG09740-13S2 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
Y1-AG-4553-01 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States

                         

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