Kuva Satu Wedenojasta.

Satu Wedenoja

Chief Physician Welfare State Research and Reform Department, THL

Kirjoittajan blogeja

Lack of knowledge makes rare diseases expensive to treat while increasing human suffering

Lukuaika6 min

When speaking about the health of the population, the focus is usually on common diseases. Rare diseases are the opposite of common diseases. A disease is classified as rare when it affects fewer than one in 2,000 people, but many diseases are much rarer than that. Altogether, they affect 6-8 percent of the population.

Lue lisää Lack of knowledge makes rare diseases expensive to treat while increasing human suffering