How expensive is inflammatory bowel disease? A critical analysis.

  title={How expensive is inflammatory bowel disease? A critical analysis.},
  author={Shmuel Odes},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  volume={14 43},
  • Shmuel Odes
  • Published 2008 in World journal of gastroenterology
Economic analysis of chronic diseases is required for proper allocation of resources and understanding cost-effectiveness studies of new therapies. Studies on health care cost of ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD) are reviewed here. These studies were carried out in various countries with disparate health care systems. In the United States, data were often modeled or retrieved from large insurance schemes. Surgery and in-patient hospitalization accounted for over half the outlay… CONTINUE READING
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