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Economic loss of chronic kidney disease in Chun district, Phayao province

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  • Metawee Supakarnkhamjon

    (Chiang Mai University)

  • Watcharee Prugsiganont

    (Chiang Mai University)

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This study is an analysis of the economic loss and loss of income, and a holistic approach of life expectancy of outpatient who has chronic kidney disease in Chun district, Phayao province. The sample is an outpatient with chronic kidney disease and admitted to the Chun hospital, Chun district, Phayao, for 300 people in a total. The cost of hospital data is used for analysis the cost of providing care for patients with chronic kidney disease, and allocated by using simultaneous equation method the descriptive statistics, percentage and average are used in the analysis of economic loss. The holistic health of the population measurement model (Disability-Adjusted Life Years-DALYs) is used to find the economic loss thoughtout a holistic life expectancy. The results found that the total economic loss cost was 14,624.98 baht per person in annual. The cost of providing care for patients showed a maximum value for 47.24 percent. The total economic loss throughout a holistic life expectancy was 368,605.38 baht per person, which in terms of the opportunity cost of premature death showed a maximum value of 97.79 percent. Obviously, the economic loss in terms of the opportunity cost of premature death was the highest cost. Therefore, if a patient was likely to increase or death with chronic kidney disease, this would result in economic loss up.

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  • Metawee Supakarnkhamjon & Watcharee Prugsiganont, 2012. "Economic loss of chronic kidney disease in Chun district, Phayao province," The Empirical Econometrics and Quantitative Economics Letters, Faculty of Economics, Chiang Mai University, vol. 1(3), pages 53-64, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:chi:journl:v:1:y:2012:i:3:p:53-64
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    Keywords

    chronic kidney disease; simultaneous equation method; disability-adjusted life years; economic loss; hospital cost;
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    JEL classification:

    • I15 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health and Economic Development
    • C87 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs - - - Econometric Software
    • C88 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs - - - Other Computer Software

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