Counting the Cost of CMV

     

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Our research shows for the first time the true financial cost of CMV.

Our report outlines how congenital CMV costs the UK £750m every year. 

Currently 1,000 babies are born with congenital CMV, costing the NHS, social services and educational services approximately £330m. 

The remaining £420 million falls on the wider economy through lost work days, because parents are often unable to work while caring for a disabled child, as well as funding specialist equipment and therapies not available on the NHS.  

We commissioned York Health Economics Consortium (YHEC) to estimate the economic costs of cCMV in the UK. The model provides  a ‘snapshot’ of the estimated cost burdens of cCMV to the UK in the year 2016 (the most recent complete single year when the model was developed). 

'The Economic Cost of Congenital CMV in the UK' was published in the British Medical Journal, Archives of Diseases in Childhood in November 2018.

The Economic Cost of Congenital CMV in the UK 

YHEC Survey Report

YHEC Final Report

Our report published today see press release is based on the YHEC academic study and outlines the costs due to congenital CMV and our recommendations on how to reduce the cost burden. 

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2015 We found out in January 2017 just after Gabe’s first birthday that he had Congenital CMV.  I had a great pregnancy and a delivery with no problems. However he was born with... Read more
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