The social costs of ill health – article by Dr. Tamás Joó and colleagues

In an article by Dr. Tamás Joó, Vice President of MEMT, and his colleagues, published in the Medical Weekly, they show the losses and social costs for Hungary every year, based on 2019 data, because its residents live significantly shorter and sicker lives than residents of other countries in similar situations.

The study aggregates the healthy life years lost due to poor health and disease-related disability for the 30-64 age group. The authors compared Hungary’s figures with those of the Visegrad countries, Austria, and the European Union. The second part of the analysis shows the size and type of social costs associated with time spent in ill health.

The original study is available here.