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Can Fam Physician. 2007 Aug;53(8):1303-4.

Cost of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder in Canada.

Abstract

QUESTION:

I have heard that thousands of Canadian kids are affected by fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Has there been any attempt to estimate what it costs our society?

ANSWER:

In a recent Canadian study, the lifetime cost of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders was estimated at $1 million per case. With an estimated 4000 new cases yearly, this translates to $4 billion annually.

PMID:
17872844
PMCID:
PMC1949252
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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