Co-occurrence of inflammatory rheumatic and psychiatric diseases: epidemiology, identification of risk groups and economic costs (NU21-09-00297)

Basic informations

Investigator: PhDr. Petr Winkler, Ph.D.
Main recipient: Institute of Rheumatology
Co-recipient: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Research period: 1/5/2021 - 31/12/2024
Total budget: 12,790,000 CZK
NIMH budget: 6,331,000 CZK
Supported by: Czech Health Research Council (AZV ČR)


This project focuses on detecting the coexistence of rheumatic and psychiatric diseases. The study uses data from national health registers, a specialized register of patients with rheumatic diseases, and from our own clinical data collection. The results of the study will expand knowledge about the relationship between rheumatic and psychiatric diseases, provide epidemiological evidence of the co-occurrence of these diseases, and investigate the economic costs of caring for patients with such co-occurrence.