Clinical and economic burden of COPD in a medicaid population.

  title={Clinical and economic burden of COPD in a medicaid population.},
  author={Anna O D'Souza and Manan B Shah and Amol D Dhamane and Anand A. Dalal},
  volume={11 2},
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the clinical and economic burden of COPD patients to Medicaid. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective, observational matched cohort design. METHODS We calculated the incremental costs incurred and medical resources used by COPD patients relative to those without COPD. Data were obtained from 8 Medicaid states during 2003-2007. COPD patients were defined as Medicaid beneficiaries ≥40 years with a COPD diagnosis (ICD-9 CM: 491.xx, 492.xx, 496.xx) and treated with maintenance drugs… CONTINUE READING
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