Estimation of health care costs as a function of disease severity in people with psoriatic arthritis in the UK.

@article{Poole2010EstimationOH,
  title={Estimation of health care costs as a function of disease severity in people with psoriatic arthritis in the UK.},
  author={Chris D. Poole and Max Lebmeier and Roberta Ara and Rachid Rafia and Craig J Currie},
  journal={Rheumatology},
  year={2010},
  volume={49 10},
  pages={1949-56}
}
OBJECTIVES The primary aim of this study was to estimate annual health care costs for biologic-naïve patients with PsA in the UK. The relationship between disease severity, defined by physical limitations, and costs was also explored. METHODS This study utilized data from the British Society of Rheumatology Biologics Register (BSRBR) to develop a multivariate model estimating disease severity from parameters available in routine primary care data. The HAQ Disability Index was used to… CONTINUE READING
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