Patient medical costs for tuberculosis treatment and impact on adherence in China: a systematic review
- Adherence to COPD therapy lowers resource use, costs in US. // PharmacoEconomics & Outcomes News;11/13/2010, Issue 616, p8
The article discusses research on the link between lower daily dosing frequency of therapies for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and patient adherence and health care costs in the U.S., published in the 2010 issue of "Respiratory Medicine."
- Different screening strategies (single or dual) for the diagnosis of suspected latent tuberculosis: a cost effectiveness analysis. Pooran, Anil; Booth, Helen; Miller, Robert F.; Scott, Geoff; Badri, Motasim; Huggett, Jim F.; Rook, Graham; Zumla, Alimuddin; Dheda, Keertan // BMC Pulmonary Medicine;2010, Vol. 10, p7
Background: Previous health economic studies recommend either a dual screening strategy [tuberculin skin test (TST) followed by interferon-Î³-release assay (IGRA)] or a single one [IGRA only] for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI), the former largely based on claims that it is more...
- COPD impact model shows Â£1.2bn cost to UK economy. // British Journal of Healthcare Computing & Information Management;Jul2010, p22
The article reports that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), mainly caused due to smoking, is expected to become the third biggest cause of death by 2020. It states that the COPD model calculated that the economic burden on Great Britain is 1.2 billion pounds per annum, which includes...
- The price of noncompliance. // Family Practice Management;Feb2002, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p23
Reports the influence of increased pharmaceutical costs and co-payments in drug noncompliance in the United States.
- Adherence is a pricey problem. M. A. // Medical Marketing & Media;Jun2010, Vol. 45 Issue 6, p11
The article reports on the claims of an Express Scripts study that the medical costs of patient non-adherence to therapy costs 106 billion dollar each year in the U.S.
- Benefits of dosette use. Arthur, Annette // GP: General Practitioner;4/4/2008, p39
The article reports on the implication of monitored-dosage systems or dosettes on the development of drug compliance in patients. Dosettes can improve drug compliance for patients and increase their dispensary income. Dosettes are set to cover the set-up cost of purchasing the dosette cards and...
- The cost structure of lung tuberculosis in Germany. Diel, Roland; Rappenhöner, Bernhard; Schaberg, Tom // European Journal of Health Economics;Sep2004, Vol. 5 Issue 3, p243
Although the total number appears to be decreasing, 7,886 new cases of tuberculosis (TB) were reported in Germany in 2001. Previous American publications reveal considerable differences in the costs caused by the disease. On the basis of the therapy guidelines of the Deutsches Zentralkomitee zur...
- Screening for tuberculosis: the port of arrival scheme compared with screening in general practice and the homeless. Bothamley, G. H.; Rowan, J. P.; Griffiths, C. J.; Beeks, M.; McDonald, M.; Beasley, E.; van den Bosch, C.; Feder, G. // Thorax;Jan2002, Vol. 57 Issue 1, p45
Background: Tuberculosis is increasing in London, especially in those recently entering the UK from an area of high incidence. Screening through the port of arrival scheme has a poor yield and has been considered discriminatory Methods: A study was undertaken to compare the yield and costs of...
- Is routine histological evaluation of pediatric hernial sac necessary? Siddiqui, Khurram; Nazir, Zafar; Ali, Syed Sohail; Pervaiz, Shahid // Pediatric Surgery International;Feb2004, Vol. 20 Issue 2, p133
Advocates of routine histological examination of hernial sac recommend it for surgical quality assurance, to report injuries to the vas deferens, and to detect occult malignant and benign diseases such as tuberculosis. However, the value of this routine examination is debated in this era of cost...