How expensive is psoriasis? More than you
think… next Researchers Say Psoriasis Causes Up To $135
Billion Annually In Direct, Indirect Costs. Robert Preidt writing in Healthday reported
that research published in JAMA Dermatology suggests that psoriasis “causes up to $135
billion a year in direct and indirect costs.” Investigators looked at data from 22 studies.
They found that “direct costs of psoriasis ranged from $57 billion to more than $63 billion,
and indirect costs – such as missed work days – ranged from about $24 billion to
$35 billion.” Meanwhile, “other health problems related to psoriasis cost more than
$36 billion, and treating the physical and mental health effects of psoriasis cost up
to $11,498 per patient.” Comment: Adding up the medical, emotional,
and psychological costs of this disease is very sobering indeed.