Journal article

The Preventable Productivity Burden of Kidney Disease in Australia.

Feby Savira, Zanfina Ademi, Bing H Wang, Andrew R Kompa, Alice J Owen, Danny Liew, Ella Zomer

Journal of the American Society of Nephrology | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Kidney disease is associated with impaired work productivity. However, the collective effect of missed work days, reduced output at work, and early withdrawal from the workforce is rarely considered in health-economic evaluations. METHODS: To determine the effect on work productivity of preventing incident cases of kidney disease, using the novel measure "productivity-adjusted life year" (PALY), we constructed a dynamic life table model for the Australian working-age population (aged 15-69 years) over 10 years (2020-2029), stratified by kidney-disease status. Input data, including productivity estimates, were sourced from the literature. We ascribed a financial value to the PALY ..

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