Canada wins MS

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Canada wins MS

Post by jimmylegs » Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:23 am

yayyy Canada FTW :roll:

Multiple sclerosis in Canada 2011 to 2031: results of a microsimulation modelling study of epidemiological and economic impacts (2017)
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5607528/

Abstract excerpt:

"Results:
The number of incident MS cases is expected to rise slightly from 4051 cases in 2011 to 4794 cases per 100 000 population in 2031, and the number of Canadians affected by MS will increase from 98 385 in 2011 to 133 635 in 2031. The total per capita health care cost (excluding out-of-pocket expenses) for adults aged 20 and older in 2011 was about $16 800 for individuals with MS, and approximately $2500 for individuals without a neurological condition. Thus, after accounting for additional expenditures due to MS (excluding out-of-pocket expenses), total annual health sector costs for MS are expected to reach $2.0 billion by 2031. As well, the average out-of-pocket expenditure for people with MS was around $1300 annually throughout the projection period.

Conclusion:
MS is associated with a significant economic burden on society, since it usually affects young adults during prime career- and family-building years. Canada has a particularly high prevalence of MS, so research such as the present study is essential to provide a better understanding of the current and future negative impacts of MS on the Canadian population, so that health care system policymakers can best plan how to meet the needs of patients who are affected by MS. These findings also suggest that identifying strategies to prevent MS and more effectively treat the disease are needed to mitigate these future impacts."
take control of your own health
pursue optimal self care at least as actively as a diagnosis
ask for referrals to preventive health care specialists eg dietitians
don't let suboptimal self care muddy any underlying diagnostic picture!

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Re: Canada wins MS

Post by jimmylegs » Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:41 am

'may vary' no kidding - wonder where the massive discrepancy comes from

Multiple sclerosis in Canada: Understanding why MS rates are the highest here (2018)
text only link https://bit.ly/2vFDDGY

Excerpt:
"This is the first story in a five-part series exploring multiple sclerosis in Canada and the implications the disease has on patients, health care and the country as a whole.
...
Canada’s disease and its place in the world
It’s estimated that there are approximately 2.3 million people in the world living with MS, according to the 2013 Atlas of MS, a report prepared by the Multiple Sclerosis International Federation. Besides Canada, other countries with a high prevalence of MS include the northern U.S., most of northern Europe, New Zealand, southeastern Australia and Israel.

However, MS is also known as “Canada’s disease” among health-care professionals because Canada has had, and continues to have, the highest rate of MS in the world.

Depending on the report the numbers may vary, but according to Statistics Canada’s latest numbers, Canada’s rate of MS sat at 290 cases per 100,000 people in 2010-2011. This far surpasses the United Kingdom, the country with the second-highest prevalence rate of 203 cases per 100,000. Sweden is third at 189.

Considering the cause of MS has yet to be determined, doctors aren’t sure why Canada’s prevalence is so high compared to other countries...."
take control of your own health
pursue optimal self care at least as actively as a diagnosis
ask for referrals to preventive health care specialists eg dietitians
don't let suboptimal self care muddy any underlying diagnostic picture!

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