Journal article

Cost of care for cystic fibrosis: an investigation of cost determinants using national registry data.

Yuanyuan Gu, Sonia García-Pérez, John Massie, Kees van Gool

Eur J Health Econ | Published : 2015

Abstract

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a progressive disease with treatments intensifying as patients get older and severity worsens. To inform policy makers about the cost burden in CF, it is crucial to understand what factors influence the costs and how they affect the costs. Based on 1,060 observations (from 731 patients) obtained from the Australian Data Registry, individual annual health care costs were calculated and a regression analysis was carried out to examine the impact of multiple variables on the costs. A method of retransformation and a hypothetical patient were used for cost analysis. We show that an additional one unit improvement of FEV1pp (i.e., forced expiratory volume in 1 s as a perce..

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