Elevated economic burden in obstructive lung disease patients with concomitant sleep apnea syndrome

@article{Shaya2009ElevatedEB,
  title={Elevated economic burden in obstructive lung disease patients with concomitant sleep apnea syndrome},
  author={Fadia Tohme Shaya and Pei-Jung Lin and Mohammad H. Aljawadi and Steven M. Scharf},
  journal={Sleep and Breathing},
  year={2009},
  volume={13},
  pages={317-323}
}
PurposeThe purpose of this study is to examine the incremental economic burden of sleep apnea syndrome (SAS) among individuals with concomitant asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or both (i.e., asthma/COPD).MethodsMaryland Medicaid claims data were used to identify beneficiaries with asthma (n = 3,072), COPD (n = 3,455), or both (n = 2,604). We compared patient’s baseline characteristics by SAS and stratified the analyses by disease cohort to examine the effect of SAS on… CONTINUE READING

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