Journal article

Modelling the impact of multiple sclerosis on life expectancy, quality-adjusted life years and total lifetime costs: Evidence from Australia

Andrew J Palmer, Ingrid van der Mei, Bruce Taylor, Philip M Clarke, Steve Simpson, Hasnat Ahmad

Multiple Sclerosis Journal | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To quantify life expectancy (LE), quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) and total lifetime societal costs for a hypothetical cohort of Australians with multiple sclerosis (MS). METHODS: A 4-state Markov model simulated progression from no/mild to moderate and severe disability and death for a cohort of 35-year-old women over a lifetime horizon. Death risks were calculated from Australian life tables, adjusted by disability severity. State-dependent relapse probabilities and associated disutilities were considered. Probabilities of MS progression and relapse were estimated from AusLong and TasMSL MS epidemiological databases. Annual societal (direct and indirect) costs (2017 Austral..

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