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Health Care Spending, Prevalence, Treatment, Health-Related Quality of Life and Productivity Associated with Gout Patients

Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease

Gout is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis caused by the buildup of uric acid crystals in the joints. Few recent studies have examined spending, treatment and the impact that gout has on productivity and quality of life. Older studies have estimated that the prevalence of gout is approximately four percent costing $6 billion per year.