Sarcoidosis in America. Analysis Based on Health Care Use.

  title={Sarcoidosis in America. Analysis Based on Health Care Use.},
  author={Robert P Baughman and Shelli Field and Ulrich Costabel and Ronald G. Crystal and Daniel A. Culver and Marjolein Drent and Marc A Judson and Gerhard Wolff},
  journal={Annals of the American Thoracic Society},
  volume={13 8},
RATIONALE There have been no recent comprehensive studies of the epidemiology of sarcoidosis in the United States. Changes in health care use have made available access to data on large numbers of patients with sarcoidosis. OBJECTIVES To use a U.S. national health care database to gather data on patients with sarcoidosis identified over a 3-year period who were 18 years of age and older, and to determine health care costs for these patients. METHODS The Optum health care database was… CONTINUE READING
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