Tuesday, April 04, 2006

The Staggering Cost of Undiagnosed Celiac Sprue

I'm a Celiac and it's frustrating to see the lack of awareness among doctors. It takes on average about 10 years from first symptoms to diagnosis - that's a lot of suffering and wasted medical resources.

Take a look at some back of the envelope math - the cost is staggering.

Prevalence 0.75%
US Population (MM) 200
Years to Diagnosis 10
Medical Cost per Year $500
Total Cost (MM) $7,519

1 comments:

junior said...

My husband suffered for 10 years almost to the day!
Where have the food reviews been?
http://www.celiacfoodreviews.com/
Please review some foods again!
Thanks,
Brenda and Junior