Journal article

Health Care Cost Analysis in a Population-based Inception Cohort of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients in the First Year of Diagnosis

Olga Niewiadomski, Corrie Studd, Christopher Hair, Jarrad Wilson, John McNeill, Ross Knight, Emily Prewett, Paul Dabkowski, Damian Dowling, Sina Alexander, Benjamin Allen, Mark Tacey, William Connell, Paul Desmond, Sally Bell

JOURNAL OF CROHNS & COLITIS | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2015

Abstract

BACKGROUND: There are limited prospective population-based data on the health care cost of IBD in the post-biologicals era. A prospective registry that included all incident cases of inflammatory bowel disease [IBD] was established to study disease progress and health cost. AIM: To prospectively assess health care costs in the first year of diagnosis among a well-characterised cohort of newly diagnosed IBD patients. METHOD: Incident cases of IBD were prospectively identified in 2007-2008 and 2010-2013 from multiple health care providers, and enrolled into the population-based registry. Health care resource utilisation for each patient was collected through active surveillance of case notes a..

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