Impairment of Productivity in the Workplace/Classroom in Japanese Patients with Atopic Dermatitis
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The burden of medical costs and impaired work productivity in patients with allergic diseases requires attention. The vicious cycle between the rise in medical expenses and decreased work productivity has a socioeconomic impact. Evaluation of work productivity has been conducted in Japanese patients with allergic diseases, and impaired productivity in workplace/classroom and decreased daily activity have been observed. The burdens of these factors can be improved by proper treatment. Thus, evaluation of work productivity could be an important endpoint to decide the efficacy of treatment provided. This chapter summarizes the characteristics of Japanese patients with allergic diseases and estimates the burden of medical costs to Japanese patients.
KeywordsAtopic dermatitis Quality of life Work productivity Activity impairment Questionnaire Classroom productivity Sedative antihistamine
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