Early Screening, Diagnosis May Reduce High Annual Disease Costs in PWS

Early Screening, Diagnosis May Reduce High Annual Disease Costs in PWS

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Early Screening, Diagnosis May Reduce High Annual Disease Costs in PWS

The mean total annual costs of raising a child with Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) — an estimate that takes into account services use, impact on parental income, and care arrangements — is more than AU$57,500 (about $42,500) per child, according to an Australian study of four rare disorders that cause cognitive impairment. According to the researchers, the findings indicate that better intellectual functioning is associated with lesser costs, with each higher point on IQ tests generally…

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