A claims-based Markov model for Crohn's disease.

@article{Malone2010ACM,
  title={A claims-based Markov model for Crohn's disease.},
  author={Daniel C. Malone and Heidi C. Waters and Jill Van Den Bos and J{\"u}rgen Popp and Ksenia Draaghtel and Mirza I. Rahman},
  journal={Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics},
  year={2010},
  volume={32 3},
  pages={
          448-58
        }
}
BACKGROUND Crohn's disease is a chronic condition that often presents in early adulthood. AIM To evaluate health care costs and costs per quality-adjusted life year (QALY) for Crohn's disease. METHODS A Markov model was developed using administrative claims data for patients aged > or = 18 years with > or = 3 years of continuous enrolment from 2000 to 2008 and > or =2 Crohn's disease claims. Disease states (remission, mild-moderate, moderate-severe, and severe-fulminant) were defined using… CONTINUE READING
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