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Table 3 Total societal costs of dementia in Sweden in 2012 (base option)

From: The societal costs of dementia in Sweden 2012 – relevance and methodological challenges in valuing informal care

  Cost (million SEK)a Per PWD, SEKa Proportion
Medical care sector (county councils)    
 Hospital care 276   0.4%
 Emergency room visits 264   0.4%
 Outpatient care visits (specialists) 57   0.1%
 Primary care physician visits 360   0.6%
 Other outpatient care (e.g., rehabilitation) 589   0.9%
 Drug use 1120   1.8%
 Diagnostic workups 240   0.4%
Total medical care sector 2904 18,382 4.6%
Social care sector (municipalities)    
 Institutional care (permanent) 38,199   60.7%
 Short-term respite care 2364   3.8%
 Day care 989   1.6%
 Home services 7372   11.7%
 Dementia nurses 338   0.5%
Total social care sector 49,262 311,783 78.3%
Indirect costs 118 744 0.2%
Totalb 62,920 398,226 100.0%
  1. PWD Persons with dementia, SEK Swedish krona
  2. a1 € corresponds to SEK 8.77 and 1 US$ to SEK 6.96.
  3. bDiscrepancies are due to rounding