Healthcare-related economic burden of polycystic ovary syndrome in the United States: Pregnancy-related and long-term health consequences

Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and MetabolismRiestenberg C, Jagasia A, Markovic D, et al. | September 24, 2021

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The most common endocrine disorder of reproductive-aged women is polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which affects nearly 5%-20% of women of reproductive age. Along with a prior analysis, this work suggest that PCOS poses an economic burden at $8 billion annually in 2020 USD.

  • As per a previous estimate, when considering only the costs of the initial diagnosis and of reproductive endocrine morbidities, the economic burden of PCOS approximates $3.7 billion annually in 2020 USD.

  • PubMed, EmBase and Cochrane Library were searched for relevant studies.

  • Findings revealed that due to pregnancy-related and long-term morbidities associated with PCOS, the additional total healthcare-related economic burden is estimated to be $4.3 billion annually in 2020 USD.

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