See, stats, and : https : / / www . researchgate . net / publication / 227353727 The Spain Article DOI : 10. 1007 / s10198 - 008 - 0135 - 0 : RePEc CITATIONS 30 READS 137 6 , including : Some : IMPACTO , SANITARIO : INFORMACIÓN Phiysical - related View Juan - Moreno University - La (Toledo) 166 , 655 SEE Rubén National 29 SEE Angel Universidad 182 , 247 SEE Beatriz - González Servicio 21 SEE All . The . All - text and , letting . Abstract Mental illness affects a large number of people in the world , seriously impairing their quality of life and resulting in high socioeconomic costs for health care sys - tems and society . Our aim is to estimate the socioeconomic impact of mental illness in Spain for the year 2002 , including health care resources , informal care and loss of labour productivity . A prevalence - based approach was used to estimate direct medical costs , direct non - medical costs , and loss of labour productivity . The total costs of mental illness have been estimated at 7 , 019 million euros . Direct medical costs represented 39 . 6% of the total costs and 7 . 3% of total public healthcare expenditure in Spain . Informal care costs represented 17 . 7% of the total costs . Loss of labour productivity accounted for 42 . 7% of total costs . In conclusion , the costs of mental illness in Spain make a considerable economic impact from a societal perspective .
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