The cost of systemic sclerosis.

  title={The cost of systemic sclerosis.},
  author={Sasha Bernatsky and Marie Hudson and Pantelis Panopalis and Ann Elaine Clarke and Janet Pope and Sharon A Leclercq and Yvan St Pierre and Murray Baron},
  journal={Arthritis and rheumatism},
  volume={61 1},
OBJECTIVE To assess costs related to systemic sclerosis (SSc) and their determinants. METHODS The Canadian Scleroderma Research Group is comprised of 15 centers contributing to a registry of adult patients with SSc. Available cross-sectional data included clinical variables and standardized measures of health resource use and time loss. Annualized averages of direct medical costs were calculated by multiplying health service utilization levels by the appropriate unit prices, determined from… CONTINUE READING