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The cost of treating severe refractory asthma in the UK: an economic analysis from the British Thoracic Society Difficult Asthma Registry.

O'Neill, Stephen and Sweeney, Joan and Patterson, Chris C and Menzies-Gow, Andrew and Niven, Rob and Mansur, Adel H and Bucknall, Christine and Chaudhuri, Rekha and Thomson, Neil C and Brightling, Chris E and O'Neill, Ciaran and Heaney, Liam G (2015) The cost of treating severe refractory asthma in the UK: an economic analysis from the British Thoracic Society Difficult Asthma Registry. Thorax, 70 (4). pp. 376-8. ISSN 1468-3296. This article is accessible to all HEFT staff and students via NHS Evidence www.evidence.nhs.uk by using their HEFT Athens login Ids

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Abstract

Severe refractory asthma poses a substantial burden in terms of healthcare costs but relatively little is known about the factors which drive these costs. This study uses data from the British Thoracic Society Difficult Asthma Registry (n=596) to estimate direct healthcare treatment costs from an National Health Service perspective and examines factors that explain variations in costs. Annual mean treatment costs among severe refractory asthma patients were £2912 (SD £2212) to £4217 (SD £2449). Significant predictors of costs were FEV1% predicted, location of care, maintenance oral corticosteroid treatment and body mass index. Treating individuals with severe refractory asthma presents a substantial cost to the health service.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is accessible to all HEFT staff and students via NHS Evidence www.evidence.nhs.uk by using their HEFT Athens login Ids
Subjects: WF Respiratory system. Respiratory medicine
Divisions: Planned IP Care > Respiratory Medicine
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Depositing User: Mr Philip O'Reilly
Date Deposited: 20 May 2015 13:01
Last Modified: 20 May 2015 13:01
URI: http://www.repository.heartofengland.nhs.uk/id/eprint/919

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