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

  • Anders Wimo1, 2, 3Email author,
  • Linus Jönsson1,
  • Laura Fratiglioni2,
  • Per Olof Sandman4, 5, 6,
  • Anders Gustavsson1,
  • Anders Sköldunger2 and
  • John Lennarth Johansson7
Alzheimer's Research & Therapy20179:12

https://doi.org/10.1186/s13195-017-0244-z

Received: 19 December 2016

Accepted: 9 February 2017

Published: 27 February 2017

The original article was published in Alzheimer's Research & Therapy 2016 8:59

Erratum

During production of the original article [1], the line referring to “Informal Care” was omitted from Table 3. It should have been mentioned between “Total social care sector” and “Indirect costs”.
Table 3

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

 

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 work ups

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%

Informal care

10,636

67,318

16.9%

Indirect costs

118

744

0.2%

Totalb

62,920

398,226

100.0%

PWD Persons with dementia, SEK Swedish krona

a1 € corresponds to SEK 8.77 and 1 US$ to SEK 6.96

bDiscrepancies due to rounding

Notes

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Aging Research Centre, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society (NVS), Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm University
(2)
Division of Neurogeriatrics, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society (NVS), Karolinska Institutet
(3)
Centre for Research & Development, Uppsala University/County Council of Gävleborg
(4)
Division of Caring Sciences, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society (NVS), Karolinska Institutet
(5)
Department of Nursing, Umeå University
(6)
Department of Health Sciences, Luleå University of Technology
(7)
Stockholm Gerontology Research Centre

Reference

  1. Wimo A. The societal costs of dementia in Sweden 2012 – relevance and methodological challenges in valuing informal care. BMC Alzheimer's Research & Therapy. 2016;8:59. doi:10.1186/s13195-016-0215-9.View ArticleGoogle Scholar

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