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Why is autoimmune disease underserved

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Why is autoimmune disease underserved

  1. 1. © 2014 - All rights reserved. Why Is Autoimmune Disease Under-Served? Your Autoimmunity Connection @DrBonnie360
  2. 2. © 2014 - All rights reserved. Under-Recognized: Autoimmune diseases affect as many people as CVD + Cancer 16% 10% 6% 68% US Patient Population Percent US Population Living With AutoImmune Disease Percent US Population Living With Cardiovascular Disease Percent US Population Living With Cancer http://www.aarda.org/autoimmune-information/autoimmune-statistics/ http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus13.pdf#042
  3. 3. © 2014 - All rights reserved. Under-Diagnosed: It takes an average of 3.6 years to get an autoimmune diagnosis Survey Issues 1996 2001 2006 2013 2014* Years to Diagnosis 5 4 4 4 3.5 # Physicians Seen 6 4 4 4 5 Labeled Chronic Complainer 64% 45% 45% 51% - *http://www.aarda.org/news-briefing-for-autoimmune-disease- awareness-month-2014/
  4. 4. © 2014 - All rights reserved. Under-Researched: Autoimmune research receives <6% of NIH grants 6% 24% 37% 33% 2014 NIH Grant Allocations Total Autoimmune Spending Total Cardiovascular Disease Spending Total Cancer Spending Other http://report.nih.gov/categorical_spending.aspx
  5. 5. © 2014 - All rights reserved. Under-Appreciated: Lower Quality of Life for many years Disease Condition Unhealthy Days in the Last Month Normal Population Unhealthy Days Percent Lower Quality of Life 2014 NIH Funding USD Rheumatoid Arthritis 11.2 6 86.66% 239 Million* Breast Cancer 8.5 6.1 39.34% 682 Million *Actual funding lower, 239 Million includes all Arthritis research not just RA http://www.cdc.gov/hrqol/key_findings.htm Currey SS, Rao JK, Winfield JB, Callahan LF. Performance of a generic health-related quality of life measure in a clinic population with rheumatic disease. Arthritis Rheum. 2003 Oct 15;49(5):658-64. PubMed PMID: 14558051.
  6. 6. © 2014 - All rights reserved. Citations • http://www.aarda.org/autoimmune-information/autoimmune-statistics/ • http://www.aarda.org/news-briefing-for-autoimmune-disease-awareness-month-2014/ • http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus13.pdf#042 • http://www.diabetesed.net/page/_files/autoimmune-diseases.pdf • http://report.nih.gov/categorical_spending.aspx • Sex Differences in Autoimmune Disease, Fairweather Et. Al. • Currey SS, Rao JK, Winfield JB, Callahan LF. Performance of a generic health-related quality of life measure in a clinic population with rheumatic disease. Arthritis Rheum. 2003 Oct 15;49(5):658-64. PubMed PMID: 14558051. • http://www.cdc.gov/hrqol/key_findings.html
  7. 7. +1.310.666.5312 drbonnie360@gmail.com www.drbonnie360.com @DrBonnie360 www.facebook.com/YourAutoimmunityConnection Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA DrBonnie360’s mission is to create a digitally connected world of personalized care for autoimmune patients. We consult with start-up companies and entrepreneurs who are bringing new products and services that will improve research, diagnosis, and treatment for autoimmunity

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