Anna Krolak, Patrycja Kurowska, Wojciech Giermaziak

Ekonomiczny i społeczny wymiar endometriozy

The economic and social dimension of endometriosis

Endometriosis is the second most common disease affecting women at reproductive age. It is accompanied by chronic pelvic pain, and is also a risk factor for infertility. As a chronic disease, it has a significant economic importance to society. The aim of the article is to present the economic and social dimension of endometriosis. Costs related to the disease are: direct costs (related to health care, pharmacotherapy) and indirect costs (resulting among others from workplace absenteeism and productivity loss). The social cost of this disease resulting from impaired fertility is not without significance. The article also present system solutions for endometriosis in Australia, Italy, Spain and France

Keywords: endometriosis, health care costs, health policy, patient acceptance of health care

© Farm Pol, 2018, 74(6): 337-344