The direct and indirect cost burden of atopic dermatitis: an employer-payer perspective.

The goal of this study was to quantify the incremental direct medical and indirect work-loss costs associated with patients diagnosed with atopic dermatitis (AD). A de-identified administrative claims database was used comprising 5.1 million covered beneficiaries from 31 Fortune 500 self-insured employers between 1998 and 2005. Patients with at least two AD… CONTINUE READING