Total cost and cost predictors in systemic lupus erythematosus - 8-years follow-up of a Swedish inception cohort.

@article{Jnsen2015TotalCA,
  title={Total cost and cost predictors in systemic lupus erythematosus - 8-years follow-up of a Swedish inception cohort.},
  author={Andreas J{\"o}nsen and Anders A.A. Bengtsson and Frida Hjalte and Ingemar F. Petersson and Minna Willim and Ola Nived},
  journal={Lupus},
  year={2015},
  volume={24 12},
  pages={1248-56}
}
OBJECTIVE To study the annual direct and indirect costs in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and how age, disease manifestations, disease activity, and organ damage influence total costs and predicted costs for SLE. METHODS Clinical data on all patients with a diagnosis of SLE living in a defined area in southern Sweden during eight years were linked to health authority registries and the social insurance system which contain data on cost. Cost data on four matched population controls for… CONTINUE READING