The health and economic burden of haemophilia in Belgium: a rare, expensive and challenging disease

Last updated on 9-3-2019 by Brecht Devleesschauwer

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BACKGROUND: Haemophilia is a rare hereditary haemorrhagic disease that requires regular intravenous injections of clotting factor (CF) concentrates. This study sought to estimate the health and economic burden of haemophilia in Belgium. This is the first study of its type to be conducted, and reflects the Belgian authorities’ growing interest for haemophilia as part of their priority planning for rare and chronic diseases. METHODS: A probabilistic model was developed in order to estimate the lifetime haemophilia burden for the 2011 birth-year Belgian cohort. The health burden was initial…

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