Cost of chronic hepatitis B infection in the United States.

@article{Lee2004CostOC,
  title={Cost of chronic hepatitis B infection in the United States.},
  author={Todd A. Lee and David L. Veenstra and Uchenna H. Iloeje and Sean D. Sullivan},
  journal={Journal of clinical gastroenterology},
  year={2004},
  volume={38 10 Suppl 3},
  pages={S144-7}
}
GOALS To estimate the direct medical costs associated with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) infection in the United States. BACKGROUND Approximately 240,000 new cases of hepatitis B infection occur annually in the United States. There are estimated to be 1.25 million sufferers of CHB in the United States. However, the economic impact of these infections has not been well studied. STUDY We conducted a retrospective cohort analysis using administrative healthcare claims data to estimate costs for… CONTINUE READING