Economic Burden


Lead Author(s): 

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

Supporting Author(s): 

Sylvia I. Watkins-Castillo, PhD

It is difficult to estimate the economic costs related to motor neuron disorders due to their mixed presentation. 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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