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The economic impact of living with a rare disease for children and their families

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Rare diseases are an often chronic and progressive group of conditions affecting more than 30 million people in Europe. These diseases are associated with significant direct and indirect costs to a spectrum of stakeholders, ranging from individuals and their families to society overall. Further quantitative research on the economic cost for children and their families living with a rare disease is required as there is little known on this topic.

This article aims to document the extent and type of evidence on the economic impacts of living with a rare disease for children and their families and map the current literature on the economic impact of paediatric rare diseases to understand how these impacts affect children living with rare diseases and their families. This evidence has the potential to influence policy and future research in this area and will support further research on the economic impact of rare diseases on families. Read the full article here.

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