Direct medical costs of disease and gastrointestinal side effects during treatment for arthritis.

@article{Bloom1988DirectMC,
  title={Direct medical costs of disease and gastrointestinal side effects during treatment for arthritis.},
  author={Bernard S. Bloom},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  year={1988},
  volume={84 2A},
  pages={
          20-4
        }
}
We conducted a study to determine the costs of caring for patients with arthritis. Data were obtained from the Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) of Washington, DC. A retrospective analysis was undertaken of all direct medical costs related to individual Medicaid recipients who obtained treatment for arthritis. First, all data were adjusted for patient compliance with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Second, we determined the actual expenditure of treating arthritis… CONTINUE READING
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