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Disability pension in Malmohus county: aspects on long-term financial effects

Månsson, Nils-Ove LU ; Råstam, Lennart LU and Adolfsson, A (1998) In Scandinavian Journal of Social Medicine 26(2). p.102-105
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to estimate the financial costs of disability pension in order to compare the financial burden and the numerical distribution of disability pension by main diagnostic groups. During three months all new disability pensions (n = 944) granted in Malmohus county were registered. During a follow-up of approximately two and a half years, 40 subjects died and 15 pensions expired. The predominating diagnoses were musculoskeletal diseases, mental disorders including alcohol dependence, cardiovascular and neurological diseases. To analyse whether these proportions changed when the extent of the pension, age at pension and the retirement allowance were considered, the present value of the total retirement allowances was... (More)
The purpose of this study was to estimate the financial costs of disability pension in order to compare the financial burden and the numerical distribution of disability pension by main diagnostic groups. During three months all new disability pensions (n = 944) granted in Malmohus county were registered. During a follow-up of approximately two and a half years, 40 subjects died and 15 pensions expired. The predominating diagnoses were musculoskeletal diseases, mental disorders including alcohol dependence, cardiovascular and neurological diseases. To analyse whether these proportions changed when the extent of the pension, age at pension and the retirement allowance were considered, the present value of the total retirement allowances was calculated. The ranking of the four predominating diagnosis categories was not affected by the extent of the pension or the age at which the pension was granted. Thus, musculoskeletal diseases still predominated, although the proportion decreased. Among unemployed subjects, mental disorders made the largest contribution to the total expenditure. The results gained may be used in further research where alternatives to disability pension for different groups of patients and/or diagnoses are investigated. (Less)
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financial costs, expenditure, diagnoses, disability pension
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Scandinavian Journal of Social Medicine
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26
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102 - 105
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Taylor & Francis
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10.1177/14034948980260020901
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this study was to estimate the financial costs of disability pension in order to compare the financial burden and the numerical distribution of disability pension by main diagnostic groups. During three months all new disability pensions (n = 944) granted in Malmohus county were registered. During a follow-up of approximately two and a half years, 40 subjects died and 15 pensions expired. The predominating diagnoses were musculoskeletal diseases, mental disorders including alcohol dependence, cardiovascular and neurological diseases. To analyse whether these proportions changed when the extent of the pension, age at pension and the retirement allowance were considered, the present value of the total retirement allowances was calculated. The ranking of the four predominating diagnosis categories was not affected by the extent of the pension or the age at which the pension was granted. Thus, musculoskeletal diseases still predominated, although the proportion decreased. Among unemployed subjects, mental disorders made the largest contribution to the total expenditure. The results gained may be used in further research where alternatives to disability pension for different groups of patients and/or diagnoses are investigated.},
  author       = {Månsson, Nils-Ove and Råstam, Lennart and Adolfsson, A},
  issn         = {0300-8037},
  keyword      = {financial costs,expenditure,diagnoses,disability pension},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {102--105},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {Scandinavian Journal of Social Medicine},
  title        = {Disability pension in Malmohus county: aspects on long-term financial effects},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/14034948980260020901},
  volume       = {26},
  year         = {1998},
}