Table 7

Productivity loss due to sick-leave and disability pension, in Euros (€)
Productivity Loss
Non-cardiac chest pain (n = 99) Acute myocardial infarction (n = 51) Angina Pectoris (n = 49)
Year 1 Year 2 Year 1 Year 2 Year 1 Year 2
Patients with sick-leave n (%) 16 (16) 11 (11) 10 (20) 8 (16) 13 (27) 11 (22)
Length of sick-leave in days per patient (m ± SD) 86 ± 93 120 ± 123 34 ± 12 73 ± 42 45 ± 33 142 ± 140
Cost of sick-leave in Euros (€) per patient with sick-leave (m ± SD)* 7311 ± 6026 11,549 ± 11,913 4256 ± 2006 6195 ± 4744 4429 ± 2416 12,486 ± 13,261
Total productivity loss cost in Euros (€) due to sick-leave 116,976 127,039 42,560 49,560 57,577 137,346
Cost of sick-leave in Euros (€) per patient in total 1182 1283 835 972 1175 2803
Patients with disability pension due to illness (%) 10 (10) 9 (9) 6 (12) 6 (12) 7 (14) 6 (12)
Length of disability pension in days per patient (m ± SD) 354 ± 35 322 ± 102 365 ± 0 331 ± 83 322 ± 98 268 ± 154
Cost of disability pension in Euros (€) per disabled patient (m ± SD)* 23,220 ± 12,919 19,036 ± 12,116 24,094 ± 7098 23,036 ± 9449 17,342 ± 8291 13,991 ± 11,547
Total productivity loss cost in Euros (€) due to disability pension 232,200 171,324 144,564 138,216 121,394 83,946
Cost of disability pension in Euros (€) per patient in total 2345 1731 2835 2710 2477 1713
Cost of productivity loss in Euros (€) per patient in total 3527 3014 3670 3682 3652 4516

* = The mean value of the income ranges “low, middle-range and high” (€1686, €2500, and €4279) was used in the calculations. For the income range “very low”, the maximum income of €1337 was used in the calculations.

Mourad et al.

Mourad et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:403   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-403

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