Cost of cystic fibrosis: Analysis of treatment costs in a specialized center in Northern Italy

Carla Colombo, Valeria Daccò, Gianfranco Alicandro, Silvana Loi, Silvio Mazzi, Carlo Lucioni, Roberto Ravasio

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Abstract

Introduction: Advances in cystic fibrosis (CF) therapy have resulted in improved survival and increasing treatment burden and costs. The economic impact of current treatment strategies for CF is poorly defined. Methods: The authors prospectively assessed direct medical costs (including hospitalizations, outpatient interventions, drugs, devices, dietetic products) in 165 consecutive CF patients (aged 5-39 years) seen between March and July 2009. Results: The mean annual cost/patient increased with age and lung disease severity from €4,164 in children aged 5 years to €30,123 in patients aged >5 years with severe lung disease (forced expiratory volume in 1 second [FEV1]

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-175
Number of pages11
JournalAdvances in Therapy
Volume30
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Forced expiratory volume
  • Healthcare costs
  • Lung disease
  • Respiratory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Medicine(all)

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