Among Canadian adults with chronic diseases, those with mental health disorders had much higher resource utilization and health care costs. The difference in cost for this population is more than $15,000 for each person over a three-year period, compared to those with a chronic condition without a mental disorder. The average three-year-adjusted health care cost accumulation is $22,000 versus $38,250 for people with mental health disorders. Chronic diseases included in the analysis were: asthma, congestive heart failure, myocardial infarction, diabetes, epilepsy, hypertension, chronic pulmonary disease, or chronic kidney disease. These findings were reported in . . .
News Report |