Cost Of Psoriasis – Part 2 of 2
Other health problems related to psoriasis cost more than $36 billion, and treating the physical and mental health effects of psoriasis payment up to $11,498 per patient, the research team calculated. “The direct health care costs are significantly greater for patients with psoriasis than for the general population and are also higher for patients with increasing psoriasis malady severity,” the researchers concluded.
Dr Gary Goldenberg, assistant professor of dermatology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, said the findings were “not surprising”. He said psoriasis is often connected to a landlord of other health problems, and medical and other bills can rise quickly. However, “the good news is that there are many new medications, pronounced and injectable, available for our patients. It’s important that our patients continue to have access to these medicines to improve their lives. “The study was published online Jan 7, 2015 in the journal JAMA Dermatology.