Economic Burden

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Lead Author(s): 

Jonathan S. Kirschner, MD, RMSK
Se Won Lee, MD

Supporting Author(s): 

Sylvia I. Watkins-Castillo, PhD

No estimates on economic costs related to motor neuron disorders are available. However, due to the seriousness of these conditions, and the need for a broad range of treatments and supportive care, the burden of MNDs is significant compared to their prevalence. Nearly two-thirds (58%) of hospital discharges with a diagnosis of MND were discharged to additional care. Mean hospital charges for an average stay of 6.1 days were $55,000. (Reference Table 6B.2.1 PDF CSV and Table 6B.2.2 PDF CSV)


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