The Disease Burden of Patients with Allergic Rhinitis from a Hospital Surveillance in Beijing
Zhang, Fengying1,2,3; Nie, Chengjing4; Wang, Li2,3; Rosenberg, Mark5; Xu, Jin6; Krafft, Thomas2,3; Wang, Wuyi2
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Corresponding AuthorZhang, Fengying(zhangfy@cnemc.cn) ; Wang, Wuyi(wangwy@igsnrr.ac.cn)
AbstractBackground: The aims of this study are to estimate the disease burden of allergic rhinitis (AR) patients and examine various underlying issues related to the symptoms and services of adult AR patients. Methods: Beijing hospital was picked as the surveillance area, and self-report questionnaires from the AR patients and data from medical examinations by specialists of otolaryngology were collected. The burden of patients with AR was evaluated by the combined results from patient-questionnaires and specialist examination reports. Results: AR imposed a substantial burden on patients regarding everyday life limitations and work performance; AR affected patients' noses, ears, throats, and eyes in various ways. The basic daily average medicine cost was 10 RMB for each patient, and the cost for an outpatient in the hospital was 10 RMB for a basic nasal examination and more than 200 RMB if the patient needed further physical examinations. Conclusions: AR imposed burdens on everyday activities and work performance; the patients needed to wait a long time before being diagnosed, and the costs of diagnosis and treatment imposed economic burden on patients.
Keywordallergic rhinitis disease burden outpatients Beijing
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Funding ProjectNational Natural Science Foundation of China[41371118] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[41401101]
Funding OrganizationNational Natural Science Foundation of China
WOS Research AreaEnvironmental Sciences & Ecology
WOS SubjectEnvironmental Sciences ; Environmental Studies
WOS IDWOS:000398714100104
PublisherMDPI AG
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Document Type期刊论文
Corresponding AuthorZhang, Fengying; Wang, Wuyi
Affiliation1.China Natl Environm Monitoring Ctr, Beijing 100012, Peoples R China
2.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
3.Maastricht Univ, Fac Hlth Med & Life Sci, Dept Int Hlth, NL-6200 MD Maastricht, Netherlands
4.Hebei Univ Econ & Business, Sch Publ Adm & Policy, Shijiazhuang 050061, Peoples R China
5.Queens Univ, Dept Geog, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6, Canada
6.Beijing Hosp, Dept Otolaryngol Head & Neck Surg, Minist Publ Hlth, Beijing 100730, Peoples R China
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Zhang, Fengying,Nie, Chengjing,Wang, Li,et al. The Disease Burden of Patients with Allergic Rhinitis from a Hospital Surveillance in Beijing[J]. SUSTAINABILITY,2017,9(3):11.
APA Zhang, Fengying.,Nie, Chengjing.,Wang, Li.,Rosenberg, Mark.,Xu, Jin.,...&Wang, Wuyi.(2017).The Disease Burden of Patients with Allergic Rhinitis from a Hospital Surveillance in Beijing.SUSTAINABILITY,9(3),11.
MLA Zhang, Fengying,et al."The Disease Burden of Patients with Allergic Rhinitis from a Hospital Surveillance in Beijing".SUSTAINABILITY 9.3(2017):11.
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