Hospitalization Rates and Discharge Status in Multiple Sclerosis

  title={Hospitalization Rates and Discharge Status in Multiple Sclerosis},
  author={Sanober Nusrat and David Levinthal and Klaus Bielefeldt},
  booktitle={Multiple sclerosis international},
Management of multiple sclerosis (MS) has shifted from supportive to disease modifying therapy. Considering the increasingly widespread adoption of this approach in managing MS patients, we hypothesized that hospitalizations and surrogates of disease-related complications should have declined during the last decade. Methods. Using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, hospitalizations for MS and associated secondary diagnoses and procedures as well as discharge status were examined. Time trends were… CONTINUE READING